The father vineyard of the Sagrantino grapes used for this impressive wine is located in Pagliaro on the hills of Montefalco at 400 m asl. The use of sulphites is carefully contained to avoid health problems for the consumer and to preserve the identity of the wine’s origin. Wine predisposed to aging and of great longevity. Forget about a bottle in the cellar.
“An epic wine, exciting, meditative in some cases, deeply suggestive. A wine with an intense Umbrian character that allows itself moment by moment despite its intense and deep presentation on the nose and in the mouth. Aromas emerge from the undergrowth, dark notes caressed by the maturity of the fruit, blackberries, prunes accompanied by a heady touch of vanilla. A wine for a special anniversary that warms the heart and soul. Savor it with dedication and bring it closer to the typical dishes of the Umbrian tradition. So you will appreciate all its harmonic power and territoriality. ” Gus’s team
The Sagrantino grape has the characteristic of containing in its thick skin a quantity of tannins that are among the most important in the world, so as to make this vine particularly suitable for the production of wines for aging. Sagrantino is also a grape that lends itself to drying to give sweet wines and Sagrantino is born just like that, in the passita version mainly used in liturgical functions, hence its name Sagrantino, connected to a dimension, for the ‘in fact, sacral.
The production of Sagrantino in a dry version, which dates back to the early 1970s, is younger. The love affair of this version finds its home in the combination with the typical dishes of the Umbrian tradition, characterized by an important structure and naive simplicity. An example above all is the stewed wild boar stew or the famous “Piccione alla Folignate”.