Sagrantino wine grape

Sagrantino
The thick-skinned Sagrantino is found only around Montefalco in Umbria, Italy.  Traditionally made into a sweet passito  wine from semi-dried grapes, to balance its ferocious tannins, it was almost extinct by the 1970s.  Revived as a dry wine, Sagrantino de Montefalco (DOCG since 1993) is now regarded as one of Italy’s best reds.  Concentrated, alcoholic, blackberry-scented and fearsomely tannic, Sagrantino requires long aging in barrel and bottle.
 
It is also used in the Umbrian red Montefalco Rosso DOC, which must comprise 60-70% Sangiovese and 10-15% Sagrantino, with the balance being any other red varieties (though Merlot and Montepulciano are most common). Since Sagrantino is confined to this small region it’s not a blend used in any other DOC.

Decanting Club wines containing: Sagrantino

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