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The Montefalco wine region, named for the Medieval hilltop town at its center, is located in the Umbria region of central Italy. This is a small region with only two DOCS and one DOCG. The celebrity red grape is Sagrantino, which has been grown here for centuries. It’s nebulous as to whether it originated here or if it was brought by ancient Greeks or later by the Franciscans who may have discovered it in the Middle East. But in either case, Sagrantino has become a distinctly Umbrian Montefalco grape, grown almost nowhere else. 
 
Like most good things in life, this varietal takes some patience to love, but it pays off. It’s deep, dark and tannic, but balanced by lightly sweet, plummy, delicately perfumed fruit. In their youth, wines from Sagrantino can be very bitter and tannic, and the resulting lusciousness needs some time to ripen. Many wine-makers didn’t have that kind of patience, and Sagrantino fell out of favor toward the end of the 20th century. But other Read more »

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  • Ugni Blanc

    Because so many Italian varieties are known as Trebbiano, its history is unclear. It may be named after the river Tre...

  • Grechetto

  • Sagrantino

    History of the grape: Sagrantino is mostly grown around the town of Montefalco in the central Italian region of Umbri...

  • Trebbiano

    History of the grape: Trebbiano is one of the world’s most widely planted white grape varietals, not only for wines, ...

  • Muscadelle

    It is unclear how Muscadelle made its way to Australia. The country has been famous for its excellent sweet wines sin...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

Subregions of Montefalco

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  • Antonelli San Marco

    The estate has been in the Antonelli family since 1881. Although originally from Spoleto, the fam...

  • Val di Maggio Arnaldo Caprai

    In 1971 Arnaldo Caprai, a successful textile businessman, bought the Val di Maggio estate to fulf...

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  • Antonelli San Marco Sagrantino "Chiusa di Pannone" 2006

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    Sagrantino di Montefalco became a favorite the evening Andrea first opened a bottle for us in Panicale. Antonelli's Chiusa di Pannone is dark and rich in color, richer and fuller in flavor, dark cherries, blackberries and a wonderful earthiness fill you nose and taste buds. After many bottles of Sagrantino, we've found Chiusa di Pannone to be ... Read More

    Wine review by PanicaleUmberto


  • Omero Moretti Terre di Giano 2011

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    50% Sangiovese, 25% Ciliegiolo, 25% Merlot. Dark on the nose and slightly oaky with aromas of maduro tobacco, licorice and carob that drift up with spicy nuance to frame a tight core of black fruit and fresh leather. An initial rush of candied herbs flows across the palate pushed along by a wine of great power, and clarity. Theres excellent deta... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso 2010

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    Alone, this grape produces Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG. Blended with other grapes, it produces Rosso di Montefalco DOC. This wine is very intense ruby with purple reflections, the aroma is very persistent with typical accents of blackberries, plum and earth that are perfectly bound to the vanilla given by the wood. The taste is potent, smoo... Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS


  • Pieva'No Montefalco Rosso 2008

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    Wine review by rugbydan14


  • Sagrantino Colpetrone 2007

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    Wine review by jamlani


  • Paolo Bea Sagrantino di Montefalco Secco Pagliaro 2005

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    drank at osteria morini jan 2013 Read More

    Wine review by Rajaharb


  • Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 2007

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    Wine review by dlellis


  • Arnaldo-Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2000

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Paolo Bea Sagrantino di Montefalco Secco Pagliaro 2005

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    Wine review by Barberolo


  • Arnaldo-Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 2006

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    This wine was spectacular! A very deep purple colour, but on the nose it was AMAZING! I just can't describe the aromas. Oil, sugar, blackberry, flowers.. it so complex you have to drink it to understand me. On the mouth it is the first sweet wine with integrated tanins.. OMG you just have to taste it.. Cheers! Read More

    Wine review by CheloSpahn


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