Carefully selected grapes are subjected to a long maceration process to produce this wine which offers an extremely unique bouquet with hints of spices. Extremely rich and rounded by the extended maceration process in oak, it has a splendidly full body that makes it an ideal accompaniment for roasts and extra-mature hard cheeses, the rich dishes of the hunting tradition.
On the label: Montefalco held up by St. Fortunato, from a painting by Francesco Melanzio (15th century).
Name: Sagrantino Di Montefalco D.O.C.G.
First year of production: 1985
Average annual production: 30.000 bottles
District: Montefalco (PG)
Altitude: 200 metres above sea level
Soil: Moderately clayey, mildly alkaline, very good drainage
Vines planted in: 1999 - 2002 - 2004
Training system:Spurred cordon
Vine density: 5,000 plants/ha
Yield per hectare:5,500 L/ha
Grape varieties: Sagrantino 100%
Harvest period:ate October
Maceration: on the skins for approximately 20 days at a controlled temperature and with several pumpovers during the day
Fermentation: in 50 hl stainless steel vats at 25?C
Ageing:12 months in stainless steel, 18 months in wood (70% in oak barrels, 30% in barriques)
Bottling period: 32 months after harvest
Available for sale: late June
Colour:intense ruby red with a purplish tinge
Bouquet: rich, intense, lingering on the nose and the palate
Taste: firmly structured, balanced.
Wine with a long aging potential of at least 12-15 years
Serving temperature: 18/20°C
Pairings: roasts, game, mature cheeses