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Cantina Le Cimate

Red wine 2012 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG Bartolous, Umbria, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 15.5%
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Registration number : #CLC-L340/16

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 14 June, 2017

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 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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