Sagrantino

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Name of varietal: Sagrantino

Common synonyms: none

Parentage of the grape: indigenous to Umbria, Italy

History of the grape: Sagrantino is mostly grown around the town of Montefalco in the central Italian region of Umbria. The region Sagrantino di Montefalco was given DOCG status in 1991. The area had been most famous for Montefalco di Sagrantino Passito, made from partially dried grapes, and considered one of the finest Italian dessert wines. However, in the 1970s, the fashion shifted to producing the grape in dry reds. Sagrantino is considered one of the most dark and tannic grapes in the world, akin to Nebbiolo. But unlike Nebbiolo, Sagrantino is not produced for long aging like Barolo or Barbaresco. Wine-makers have figured out that long maceration times and careful barrel aging will tame the harsh tannins and draw out the lush fruit characteristics, while still retaining an earthy and mineral balance. Most dry Sagrantinos are best consumed between five to ten years after release.

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Sagrantino on Snooth

  • Thought Foxall would have chimed in on this already but... A couple evenings ... write it down.2001 Paolo Bea Sagrantino di Montelfalco Secco - most interesting wine of the night for me. A lot going on, great structure.1996 Tenuta dell'Ornellaia Bolgheri - was very polished and drinking well2006 Agharta "Exhibit B" - this was my contribution a... Read More

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  • Elicius Umbria Rosso IGT 2008

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    Wine review by montegiove


  • Paolo Bea Sagrantino di Montefalco Secco Pagliaro 2005

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    drank at osteria morini jan 2013 Read More

    Wine review by Rajaharb


  • I'm making a lasagne bolognese for a dinner party (the whole deal from scratch, including pasta) and I want to get an interesting Italian red to pair with it. I'd love to get a Barolo but the cost is a bit prohibitive...I'm like to keep it at about 15 a bottle or less.Also maybe a light Italian white to have with appetizers. Unfortunately I live... Read More

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  • Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito 2007

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  • Arnaldo-Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2000

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  • Paolo Bea Sagrantino di Montefalco Secco Pagliaro 2005

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  • Antonelli San Marco Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2005

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    We found this wine on holiday this year, 2012, in Umbria. Very full bodied and spicey. We enjoyed it so much that when we visited the town where it is made, Montefalco, we dropped in on the winery. They were very helpful and we tasted nearly all their produce and bought some as well !We would definitely recommend this wine. Read More

    Wine review by nickdavinci


  • Passito Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito Caprai 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


  • I posted this question because someone on another thread referred to Merlots as "tannic" and I don't think of them that way.  But I also realize I am less sensitive to tannins than to, for example, acidity.  I have to stop and think about whether tannins are high or medium, although I can kind of quantify them if I stop and think.I think of tann... Read More

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