Sagrantino is a grape almost exclusively associated with the region of Umbria. The production area is extremely small and centered in the town of Montefalco with less than 250 acres planted to it. Sagrantino is one of the most tannic red wines in the world, easily surpassing Petit Verdot and Tannat. It makes a massive wine that is inky purple with an almost black center owning in large part to its relatively thick skin.
Vinification is done using gravity feed; fermentation in contact with the skins for 25 to 40 days. The wine clarifies spontaneously with no need for filtration. Ageing in large oak barrels for at least 18 months. Then the wine settles in glass lined cement vats for some months before being bottled.
Intense dark red in color. To the nose it is rich and powerful, ethereal and very complex. Typically characterized by notes of fruit and aromatic herbs, featuring citrus, cherry, wild berry, mint and oregano. On the palate this wine is very structured, with firm and integrated tannins. A wine that is best expressed with a long bottle aging.
Appellation: Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG Grape Variety: Sagrantino 100%
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