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Sagrantino

Sagrantino is a unique Italian grape variety grown primarily in the Umbria region of Central Italy. It produces a powerful, tannic red wine that is full-bodied and age-worthy. Grapes of this variety are dark-skinned and have intense aromas, flavors, and colors.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

The Sagrantino grape is dark-colored with a purplish hue. Its aromas are intense, with notes of blackberry, blueberry, raspberry, and spice. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied and tannic with a high acidity. The flavor profile is dominated by dark fruits such as blackberry, blackcurrant, and blueberry, with hints of licorice and dark chocolate.

Fresh Sagrantino grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

The majority of Sagrantino grapes are grown in the Umbria region of Italy. This region is known for its rolling hills and fertile soils, which make ideal conditions for growing this variety. The grape is found in small quantities in neighboring regions such as Lazio, Marche, and Abruzzo. Sagrantino, as many Italian varieties, is brought to new world countries like Argentina, Australia and the USA as experimental variety. Sagrantino is a difficult grape to grow due to its thick skins and low yields. The grapes require meticulous vineyard management to ensure that the fruit is of the highest quality. In the winery, the grapes are fermented on the skins for an extended period of time to extract color, tannins, and flavor. The wines are then aged in oak barrels for several years before being released. The most famous style of Sagrantino wine is the Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG. This wine is made from 100% Sagrantino grapes and must be aged for at least 36 months before release. The wine is full-bodied, tannic, and deeply colored with intense aromas and flavors of dark fruits, spice, and licorice. Another classic example of Sagrantino wine is the Sagrantino-Sangiovese blend, which is commonly labelled as Montefalco Rosso DOC. Sagrantino is a powerful red wine that pairs well with full-flavored dishes. It is often enjoyed with game meats such as venison, as well as rich pasta dishes and aged cheeses.

Foods to pair with Sagrantino:

Pasta
Pizza
Beef
Game
Sausage
Smoky
Light meat
Salad
Fun Fact about Sagrantino
Sagrantino is a descendant of the ancient grape variety known as Greco Nero. This variety is believed to have been grown in the region since Roman times.

Top Wines with Sagrantino

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Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso

Arnaldo-Caprai

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Arnaldo-Caprai Montefalco Rosso is a premium red wine produced by Arnaldo-Caprai, a renowned winery located in the Montefalco appellation of Umbria, Italy. The vineyards are situated on hillsides with optimal sun exposure and soil composition, resulting in grapes with exceptional quality. The winemaking process involves a blend of Sangiovese, Sagrantino, and other local grape varieties, which are carefully selected and aged in oak barrels to enhance the wine's complexity and depth. The resulting wine is a full-bodied and elegant red with a rich bouquet of dark fruit, spices, and earthy notes. It pairs well with hearty meat dishes and aged cheeses, making it a perfect choice for special occasions or a luxurious evening at home.
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Tenuta Castelbuono Ziggurat Montefalco Rosso

Tenuta Castelbuono

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Tenuta Castelbuono Ziggurat Montefalco Rosso is a captivating red wine that showcases the best of the Montefalco region in Italy. Crafted with utmost care and expertise, this wine is produced by a renowned estate known for its commitment to quality. The vineyard features unique characteristics, including well-drained soils and optimal sun exposure, which contribute to the wine's exceptional flavor profile. The winemaking process involves a meticulous selection of grapes and a careful blend of traditional local varieties, resulting in a wine that is rich, complex, and full-bodied. With its harmonious balance of fruit, spice, and earthy notes, this Montefalco Rosso is a true delight for wine enthusiasts seeking a refined and elegant red wine experience.
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Còlpetrone Montefalco Sagrantino

Còlpetrone

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Còlpetrone Montefalco Sagrantino is a highly regarded wine from the Montefalco appellation in Italy. Produced by a renowned winery, this wine showcases the unique characteristics of the Sagrantino grape variety. Grown in vineyards with ideal conditions, the grapes benefit from the region's sunny climate and well-drained soils. The winemaking process involves careful selection and fermentation, resulting in a wine that is rich, full-bodied, and deeply colored. With its intense aromas of dark fruits, spices, and earthy notes, this wine offers a complex and elegant drinking experience. Còlpetrone Montefalco Sagrantino is a must-try for wine enthusiasts seeking a bold and distinctive Italian red.
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Arnaldo-Caprai Collepiano Sagrantino di Montefalco

Arnaldo-Caprai

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Arnaldo-Caprai Collepiano Sagrantino di Montefalco is a red wine produced by Arnaldo-Caprai, a leading producer of Sagrantino wines in the Montefalco appellation of Umbria, Italy. The Collepiano vineyard features south-facing slopes and a mix of clay and limestone soils, which create the ideal growing conditions for Sagrantino grapes. The wine is made using traditional winemaking techniques, including long maceration and aging in oak barrels, followed by an additional year of bottle aging. The resulting wine is full-bodied and bold, with intense dark fruit flavors and firm tannins. This wine is known for its ability to age well, gaining complexity and depth with time in the bottle.
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Antonelli San Marco Montefalco Rosso

Antonelli San Marco

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Antonelli San Marco Montefalco Rosso is a premium red wine produced by the renowned Antonelli San Marco winery in Montefalco region of Italy. The wine is made from a blend of Sangiovese, Sagrantino, and other indigenous grape varieties grown in the winery's vineyards, which are characterized by their unique soil composition and favorable microclimate. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels to enhance the wine's complexity and depth. The resulting wine is a rich and full-bodied red with a deep ruby color, intense aromas of dark fruit, and a long, smooth finish. It is a perfect choice for wine enthusiasts looking for a high-quality Italian wine with a distinct character and style.
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