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Agricola Romanelli

Red wine 2009 Montefalco Rosso DOC Riserva Molinetta, Umbria, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 15%
Price: Up to 35.00 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: barrique and stainless steel
Registration number : #ARo-L27312

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 29 October, 2015

DOC area for white wine and red wine in the Italian region of Umbria. The zone includes the entire eponymous municipality of Montefalco, as well as parts of the municipalities of Bevagna, Castel Ritaldi, Giano dell'Umbria and Gualdo Cattaneo in the province of Perugia. The Bianco is made from Grechetto = Grechetto di Orvieto (50%), Trebbiano Toscano (20-35%), as well as other authorised varieties (max. 30%). The Rosso (also as Riserva) is blended from Sangiovese (60-70%), Sagrantino (10-15%), as well as other approved varieties (max. 30%). The pure variety Montefalco...

The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Sagrantino Rosso and Sagrantino di Montefalco. According to a hypothesis that can no longer be verified, the variety was introduced to Umbria in the Middle Ages by Byzantine monks from Greece or by Franciscans from Asia Minor. This is also indicated by the name, which is possibly derived from "sacro" (holy). According to a hypothesis which is also not verifiable, it is said to be a descendant of the ancient grape variety "Itriola" mentioned by Pliny the Elder (23-79). The late ripening vine is susceptible to downy mildew. It produces dark ruby red,...

The red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to eat the berries, which are very sweet when fully ripe. However, the name can also be an allusion to the black-blue colouring of the berries similar to that of the bird. There are more than 60 synonyms, which testify the worldwide distribution. The most important are Alicante Noir, Bigney, Black Alicante, Blue Merlot, Bordò, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Hebigney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blue, Merlot Crni, Merlot Nero, Merlot Noir, Merlott, Merlou, Picard, Pikard, Plant Médoc,...

The red grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms are Sagrantino Rosso and Sagrantino di Montefalco. According to a hypothesis that can no longer be verified, the variety was introduced to Umbria in the Middle Ages by Byzantine monks from Greece or by Franciscans from Asia Minor. This is also indicated by the name, which is possibly derived from "sacro" (holy). According to a hypothesis which is also not verifiable, it is said to be a descendant of the ancient grape variety "Itriola" mentioned by Pliny the Elder (23-79). The late ripening vine is susceptible to downy mildew. It produces dark ruby red,...

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