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Antonelli San Marco ss Soc. Agr.
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Rotwein 2012 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG "Chiusa di Pannone", Umbria, Italy

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 15%
Price: Up to 35.00 €
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: large wood and used barrique
Registration number: #ASM-L18151

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Last reviewed: 5 September, 2019

DOCG area (also Sagrantino di Montefalco) for red wine in the Italian region of Umbria. The classification was granted in 1993. The zone includes the entire municipality of Montefalco (under this name there is also a DOC area) and sub-areas of the municipalities of Bevagna, Castel Ritaldi, Giano dell'Umbria and Gualdo Cattaneo in the province of Perugia. The dry red wine is made from 100% pure Sagrantino grapes, the grape variety that gives the wine its name. The alcohol content must be at least 13% vol. For the sweet passito made from raisined grapes, 14.5% vol. is required. The maturing period for...

The Italian region with the capital Perugia lies in the heart of Italy and is one of the few that does not border on a sea. Viticulture existed in Umbria on both sides of the Tiber River even before the Romans in the time of the Etruscans and the eponymous Umbrians. Archaeological finds and more than 3,000-year-old wine cellars, painstakingly driven into the volcanic rocks, are historical witnesses to this. After the fall of the Roman Empire, viticulture came to a complete standstill for centuries. It was not until the 1950s that a new beginning was made. In terms of landscape, climate and soil, the area is very similar to the neighbouring region of...

Italy is one of the oldest wine-growing countries, with origins dating back at least to 1,000 BC. At that time, the Etruscans appeared in central Italy and settled areas of the four present-day regions of Abruzzo, Lazio, Tuscany and Umbria. The origin of Italian wine culture lies primarily in Greek colonisation, which brought Greek viticultural culture to the peninsula beginning in the 10th century BC on the island of Sicily as well as Campania and Calabria. The Greeks brought many of their grape varieties with them and named the land ideal for...

The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Sagrantino Rosso and Sagrantino di Montefalco. The origin (parentage) of the presumably very old variety is unknown. According to one hypothesis, the variety was introduced to Umbria in the Middle Ages by Byzantine monks from Greece or by Franciscans from Asia Minor. This is also suggested by the name, which is possibly derived from "sacro" (holy). According to another, unverifiable hypothesis, 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 fungal diseases...

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