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Red wine 2011 Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG Collenottolo, Umbria, Italy

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 15%
Price: Up to 50.00 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Large wood
Registration number : #TBel-L011115

Wine Review Report :

Last reviewed: 3 November 2015

DOCG area (also Sagrantino di Montefalco) for red wine in the Italian region Umbria, The classification was granted in 1993. The zone covers the entire township Montefalco (under this name there is also a DOC area) and parts of the municipalities Bevagna, Castel Ritaldi, Giano dell'Umbria and Gualdo Cattaneo in the province of Perugia. The dry red wine becomes 100% unmixed from the eponymous grape Sagrantino vinified. The alcohol content must be at least 13% vol. For the sweet Passito rosé grapes are 14.5% vol. The maturation period is at least 30 months for both, of which at least 12 months in oak...

The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Sagrantino Rosso and Sagrantino di Montefalco. After a no longer verifiable hypothesis, the variety was in the Middle Ages by Byzantine monks Greece or by Franciscans from Asia Minor Umbria introduced. This should also indicate the name, possibly derived from "sacro" (holy). After a likewise undetectable hypothesis, she is a descendant of Pliny the Elder (23-79) ancient grape variety Be "Itriola". The late-ripening vine is prone to fake mildew, It produces dark ruby ​​red, tannin - rich red wines with aromas of cherries and mulberries, as well as aging...

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