Sagrantino di Montefalco
Highly structured wine produced with 100% Sagrantino grapes from vineyards around the hilly regions of Montefalco, in the heart of Umbria.
In past times it was produced almost exclusively for liturgical uses –hence the name deriving from the Latin “Sacrum” meaning “sacred thing”.
One cannot help but be seduced by its rich bouquet: wild berries, particularly ripe black berries, wild cherries, and intense coffee and chocolate scents.
Food accompaniments: from cheeses and pasta dishes, to rich meats. Pork is typical in the region but more so are the products of game hunting such as hare, boar and fowl. These dishes are traditionally rich and wild tasting and can only be exalted by a wine that can match their strong character.
Production zone: Montefalco
Altitude: 400 m above sea level
Spacing: mt 2,5×0,90
Density cultivation: 4500 vines per hectare
Cultivation: spurred cordon
Yield per hectare: 7/8 tons
Harvesting: 10th/15th October
Vinification: long steeping
Ageing: aged for 30 months, in barrels of durmast for 12 months and refined in bottles for 6 months
Alcoholic content: 15-15,5 %
Gastronomic combinations: red meat, game, matured cheeses
Serving temperature: 18°C to be oxygenized
Colour: ruby red with garnet red reflections
Bouquet: ripe fruits with typical spicy scent
Flavour: dry, tannic with an elevated structure
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