- Italy: Umbria
- For the curious mind that is having an earthy, rich dinner
HOW TO SERVE
- Decant for an hour
- 18 – 20 °C (64 – 68 °F)
- Bordeaux or universal wine glass
FOOD & CHEESE
- Truffle or porcini dishes, rich meat dishes, sausages
- Aged cheeses, mature Pecorino
Sagrantino is a grape that is primarily found in Umbria, Italy in the village of Montefalco. The thick skinned grapes like a hot climate and produce wines that are high in tannins and full bodied. Because of this, Sagrantino benefits from ageing which softens the tannins. It is in fact one of the most tannic grapes in the world, being ahead of Nebbiolo and Aglianico.
Sagrantino is a rare grape but can produce great wines which are often compared to the well known Barolo. It is commonly blended with Sangiovese.
Sagrantino di Montefalco
If you are lucky and you find yourself near a Sagrantino di Montefalco wine bottle – get it.
- Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
- 100% Sagrantino grapes
- 37 months ageing of which 12 months are in oak
- Minimum 13% alcohol content
Other Sagrantino wines
Rosso di Montefalco DOC also has Sagrantino wines, however mostly blended with other grapes like Sangiovese.
Montefalco Sagrantino Passito DOCG also has note worthy 100% Sagrantino wines only this time they are sweet. Made like a Recioto di Valpolicella, the skins are dried for around 2 months and then left to ferment.