Known for its dark and dense reds, Sagrantino is a grape unique to Umbria...
Known for its dark and dense reds, Sagrantino is a grape unique to Umbria. the best examples come from the clay, sand and limestone soils around the village of Montefalco. Since Sagrantino grapes have a high level of tannins, though they are not typically too austere, law requires Sagrantino di Montefalco age at least 30 months before release to market. Sagrantino often benefits from further aging—though look to those labeled Rosso di Montefalco for early drinking versions.
Perfect Food Pairings for Sagrantino
Game, grilled sausages, prosciutto & onion pizza, rabbit ragu, any pasta with black truffles
Sommelier Secret for Sagrantino
Sagrantino contains some of the highest polyphenol (antioxidants) levels compared to other red wine grapes.
Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco 2011Sagrantino from Umbria, Italy