Bocale Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2008

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Sagrantino is an Italian grape variety that is indigenous to the region of Umbria in Central Italy. It is grown primarily in the village of Montefalco and its surrounding areas, with only 250 acres dedicated to the grape in the hands of about 25 producers. With such small production, the wine is not widely known outside of Italy, even though it was granted DOCG status in 1991. (the same year that Baffetto de Roma was established). The grape is one of the most tannic varieties in the world, and creates wines that are inky purple with an almost-black center. The bouquet is one of dark, typical scents of blackberries, with notes of spice and vanilla. The Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2006 is a well-structured wine with smooth tannins and has a long finish typical of the variety, it also requires the use of 100 percent Sagrantino, with a required 29 months aging before release. The alcohol content is around 15 %. Food pairings: Savory pasta dishes, red meats (grain-fed veal), and seasoned cheeses.

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Sagrantino is an Italian grape variety that is indigenous to the region of Umbria in Central Italy. It is grown primarily in the village of Montefalco and its surrounding areas, with only 250 acres dedicated to the grape in the hands of about 25 producers. With such small production, the wine is not widely known outside of Italy, even though it was granted DOCG status in 1991. (the same year that Baffetto de Roma was established). The grape is one of the most tannic varieties in the world, and creates wines that are inky purple with an almost-black center. The bouquet is one of dark, typical scents of blackberries, with notes of spice and vanilla. The Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2006 is a well-structured wine with smooth tannins and has a long finish typical of the variety, it also requires the use of 100 percent Sagrantino, with a required 29 months aging before release. The alcohol content is around 15 %. Food pairings: Savory pasta dishes, red meats (grain-fed veal), and seasoned cheeses.




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