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Montefalco Sagrantino

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Montefalco Sagrantino

Montefalco Sagrantino is a rich, full, and complex wine. The color is profound, the bouquet sensual, and the mouthfeel and flavors are enveloping and persistent. The elegance of the wine can already be appreciated when it is young. Well-balanced of fruit and spice aromas meld with the barrel notes to deliver a lovely wine. But where this wine really shines is after a few years, when it releases aromas of balsam, and the rich tannins soften, revealing a wine of great personality. Sagrantino is rich in polyphenol which are very powerful antioxidants.

Appellation: Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG

Type: Red, dry

Varietial: 100% Sagrantino

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Almost black ruby red.
Bouquet: Complex, elegant, intense fruit, with notes of red berries, red citrus, ripe plums, spices, and hints of herbs and leather.
Taste: Big, tannic, but balanced with full, dark fruit and fresh acidity that lead to a long, fruit and spicy finish.
Alcohol: 15% (varies with vintage).
Serving Suggestion: Serve at a 18-19°C (64-66°F) in a tall, fairly wide goblet..
Pairing: An ideal accompaniment to red meats and roasts.

Vinyard Notes:
Production Area: Montefalco (Perugia).
Elevation: 275 meters (900 feet) a.s.l.
Exposure: South, southwestern.
Training System: Spurred Cordon.
Soil: Medium mix of calcareous, clayey and sand.
Vine Density: 2,300 plants/acre.
Yield: 60 q/ha.

Winemaking Notes:
Harvest: From the 15th to the end of October.
Vinification: Three-to-four weeks in 100 hl French oak vats. The temperature is controlled and maintained under 30° C, 86° F, throughout the alcoholic fermentation process..
Aging: 18-months in barrels and in large tanks made from French oak. After bottling, the bottles are held for a minimum of 4 months before release.



2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco – 93 Points – James Suckling (Dec 2013)
"A delicious red with super-integrated tannins that are polished and beautiful. Full body, loads of licorice and berry character and a long, long finish. Superb. Better in 2015 when the tannins are softer but so delicious already. Stylish."

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco – 92 Points – Vinous Media (Mar 2013)
"Bright, deep ruby-red. Black cherry, bitter herbs, violet and licorice on the slightly warm nose. Sweet and creamy in the mouth, showing the depth and intensity of fresh red fruits to support its tannins. In fact, this offers outstanding balance for sagrantino, and the alcohol is far less apparent on the palate than on the nose. This rich, savory wine boasts excellent energy and finishes with terrific grip and a strong chocolatey note.” ~ Ian D'Agata

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco – 89 Points – Robert Parker Wine Advocate (#208 Aug 2013)
“The 2008 Montefalco Sagrantino is a hearty and muscular wine with thick oak notes of spice and nutmeg that back bold fruit layers of blackberry jam and dried raspberry. Then of course you have those extra firm Sagrantino tannins that hold the wine tight, like a clenched fist. ” ~ M.L.

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco – 3 Stelle Blue (94) - I Vini di Veronelli

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco - 90 Points - Gilbert & Gaillard

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco - 87 Points - I Vini di Luca Maroni

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco - 2 Bicchieri Rossi - Vini d'Italia (Gambero Rosso)

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco - 4 Stelle - Vini Buoni d'Italia

2008 Sagrantino di Montefalco - Slow Wine
"Tannini buoni."

2007 Sagrantino di Montefalco – 89 Points – Wine Spectator (2013)
"Mocha and savory herb notes lead to a polished profile of roasted plum, cassis and licorice notes, as full yet fine-grained tannins emerge on the floral-tinged finish.” ~N.W.