Sagrantino di Montefalco

 

Sagrantino di Montefalco is a red wine of Umbria coming from the vineyards presenti in Turrita, community of the district of Montefalco in province of Perugia. The production area, though, extends also to Bevagna, Gualdo Cattaneo, Castel Ritaldi and Giano districts.

In 1979 has obtained the Controlled Denomination of Origin, while thirteen years later the Controlled and Granted one. Of this wine exist the variations dry and sweet and to produce it are used only Sagrantino grapes, harvested near the half of October.

Treatment: the grapes ferment on the peels in steel tanks for about four weeks, then the wine ripens for two years and a half or three, one of which in barrique before being bottled.

Description: the colour is intense ruby red with violet shades, brighter if the wine is aged. At the smell one can feel a wide range of scents, among which fruits (blackberries), cocoa, sweet spices. The wine is harmonious, dry and slightly acid, with a ripe tannins flavour.

Complement: it matches well with red meats, roasts, game, cold cuts, aged cheeses.