Learn about Sagrantino — taste profile, popular regions and more …
Unique to Umbria, Sagrantino is known for dark and dense red wines, the best of which come from the clay, sand and limestone soils around the village of Montefalco. Regional guidelines require Sagrantino di Montefalco to age at least 30 months before release to market, though these often benefit from further aging. Look to those labeled Rosso di Montefalco (Sangiovese-Sagrantino blends) for early-drinking versions.
Tasting Notes for Sagrantino
Sagrantino is a dry, red wine with a powerful structure, full body and lengthy finish. Common characteristics of Sagrantino wines include blackberry jam, crushed black cherry, dried fruit, iron, clove, black licorice, tobacco and thyme.
Perfect Food Pairings for Sagrantino
A bold and intense Sagrantino di Montefalco is the perfect companion to game, grilled sausages and rabbit ragu. Try lighter versions and blends with wild mushroom pasta or prosciutto, olive & onion pizza.
Sommelier Secrets for Sagrantino
Sagrantino contains some of the highest polyphenol (antioxidant) levels compared to other red wine grapes.
- Bordeaux Red Blends243
- Pinot Noir142
- Cabernet Sauvignon138
- Other Red Blends50
- Rhône Blends31
- Nerello Mascalese6
- Cabernet Franc5
- Petite Sirah5
- Other Red Wine4
- Tuscan Blends4
- Nero d'Avola2
- Standard (750ml)1
Arnaldo Caprai 25 Anni Montefalco Sagrantino 2013Sagrantino from Umbria, Italy