A passito wine for meditation with an intense ruby colour in which the presence of tertiary aromas hints at jam, prunes, bilberry and cloves. It has noteworthy polyphenolic complexity together with a soft sweetness, leading to a persistent, tantalizing finish of dark chocolate and spices.
Type of wine: sweet red wine for meditation
Grape varietals: pure Sagrantino from mass selection harvested mid-October in crates. Double spurred cordon, 5000 vines/hectare; yield 4 tonnes/hectare
Soil type: medium mixture with stones and medium- structured clays; subsoil with drainage and medium depth; south-western exposure
Drying: partial drying on the vine and subsequent drying on racks for 2 months
Vinification: stainless steel fermentation with 14 days of skin maceration; barrique aging for 36 months and bottle aging for 6 months
Colour: deep ruby-violet red
Bouquet: extraordinary aromatic intensity and very ample bouquet; bilberry, blackberry, black currant and red jam; on the finish, chocolate and sweet notes of slightly toasted wood
Flavour: great concentration, the sweetness is balanced by a vibrant acidity; solidly structured tannins with long- lasting hints of red jam. Finish has notes of dark chocolate and spices
Consumption: it can be aged many years if properly stored; serve at 16°-18°C (61-64°F) in a stem glass for dessert wine
Alcohol by volume: 14%
Food affinities: chocolate pudding, chocolate cake with cherry jam, aged cheeses, pastries, pies with red-fruit jam, especially blackberry; chocolate desserts, raw dark chocolate
Focus: a wine for meditation with a unique flavour which, despite its sweetness, remains dry in flavour thanks to its polyphenolic richness
Label: view of the Montefalco winery with its 20 hectares surrounding the building. In the foreground the falcon, symbol of the town where falconry, the passion of Emperor Frederick II of Swabia, was a great tradition
Sagrantino is a native varietal as well as one of the most ancient grapes in Umbria that features great polyphenolic complexity. For this reason, it was traditionally produced in its Passito version. On the label is a view of the Montefalco winery and in the foreground, a falcon, symbol of the area, where traditionally falcon hunting, the great passion of Emperor Frederick II of Swabia, was practiced.