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Falesco Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG, Umbria, Italy

Wine Notes

Ownership: Riccardo and Renzo Cotarella.

Average Price $43 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

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Grape Variety

Sagrantino is a deeply colored grape variety that produces one of central Italy’s most tannic red wines. Though Sagrantino’s origins are disputed, the region of Umbria – and in particular the area around the town of Montefalco ‒ has been the variety’s home for centuries.

The grape’s nature is most famously displayed in the Sagrantino di Montefalco region, where wines must be produced from at least 95 percent Sagrantino. The clay soils of Montefalco are dusted with sand and limestone pockets, which Sagrantino responds well to. Blends are permitted in the greater Montefalco ...more


Region
  • Granted DOCG status in 1992 and made in Umbria, Montefalco Sagrantino is a powerful wine with great depth. Through increased care during vinification and attention to ageing practices, these Sagrantino wines have evolved from highly tannic and rustic into wines of respected quality.

    The native black grape Sagrantino, grown around the town of Montefalco, is used to make wines of distinctive splendor in dry (secco) and sweet styles. Required to be at least 95% Sagrantino, both DOCG wines must be aged for 30 months, with the secco spending at least 12 months of that in oak barrels. The sweet wine is a passito, produced ...more

  • Umbria, in central Italy, is a region of lush rolling hills, hilltop villages and iconic, historic towns (exemplified by Orvieto and Assisi). Its annual wine production of around one million hL (26 million gallons) is less than one third that of neighboring Tuscany, and makes it the country's fourth-smallest wine-producing region by volume. Locat...more


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