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Red wine 2014 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG, Umbria, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.375 l
Alcohol content : 15%
Organic labeling: Organic wine
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique and BetonEi
Registration number : #Lg-L2124AL

Wine Review Report :

wein.plus rating: Very good (89 WP)
Last reviewed: 19 February, 2019
Editor note: Translate to English Fester, herber, tabakiger Duft nach schwarzen Beeren und ein wenig Trockenkräutern mit getrocknet-floralen Aromen sowie ein wenig Pfeffer und Teer. Reife, saftige, teils getrocknet und eingekocht wirkende, warme Frucht, deutlich gewürzige Töne, süßlicher Schmelz und merkliche Alkoholwärme, etwas Kakao und Kaffee im Hintergrund, auch angetrocknete Blutorange, gute Nachhaltigkeit, ein wenig Salz, sehr guter, etwas marmeladiger und schokoladiger Abgang mit spürbarem, sich mit Luft aber recht gut integrierendem Alkohol.

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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