the wine production in Umbria is limited, the quality
is outstanding. Umbria’s
best red wines are mostly made with Sangiovese,
but especially revered are the bold, powerful wines
the hillside vineyards near the village of Montefalco
made with the indigenous black Sagrantino grape.
lies on the river Cilitunno between the towns of
Spoleto and Montefalco. This
complex red is a blend
Sangiovese (55%), Sagrantino (20%), Barbera
(15%), and Merlot (10%). After a 10-day fermentation,
the wine spent nine months in wooden casks and
a further nine months in bottle before release.
colored wine with a floral nose of violets, orange
peel, raspberry and anise, this wine is rich and
dense in the mouth, and abounds with earth, spice,
plum, blackberry and other dark fruit flavors. Medium-bodied
with notes of leather, tobacco, tea and herbs along
with velvety tannins that add complexity to the finish.
to 2012 with veal, pasta with meat sauce, steak,
mushrooms and cheese.