Although Montefalco Rosso requires Sangiovese to be the main grape, Sagrantino is the grape most identified with the region of Umbria. Sagrantino is thought to be indigenous to the region although its origins and how ancient the cultivation of Sagrantino in Montefalco is, has always been up for debate. There are, nevertheless, numerous historical references to the matter including Pliny the Elder in the first century AD.
Sagrantino is a thick-skinned, tannic red grape that produces big, intense and full-bodied wines.
It’s recently been noted to contain some of the highest polyphenol (antioxidants) levels of of any red wine.
Subtle aromas of black-skinned fruit, Asian spice and a suggestion of rose slowly take shape on this. The solid, straightforward palate shows prune, coconut and espresso alongside dusty tannins.
Best served with steak, lamb, wild game, braised meats and meats in general, great with aged cheese, black truffles, pastas and tomato sauce.
Appellation: Montefalco Rosso DOC
Grape Variety: Sangiovese 60%, Sagrantino 15%, Merlot 25%
Aging: 12 months in barriques and large barrels
Soil: Silica and clay
Yield per Hectare: 90/100 quintals per Ha
Harvest Period: Mid September until mid October
Serving Temperature: 63 - 66°F
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