Gusto's Umbrian Wine Adventure

(Originally published in Castiglione del Lago’s newsletter) Snapshot of Sagrantino.

Posted in Italian Wine by gustowinetours on September 29, 2011

We have the perfect job!  We love wine and we do wine tours concentrating mostly on the Montefalco area of Umbria.

Why Montefalco?  Well, we think the wines produced in this small area of Umbria are nothing short of spectacular – and they’re right on our doorstep!

The king of the wines here is the huge Sagrantino di Montefalco, a grape unique to this small area of Umbria.  It’s a wild and unruly grape that needs to be tamed by locking it away for at least 30 months in a combination of stainless steel tanks, oak barrels(for a minimum of 12 months) and ageing in the bottle.  You’d think that every Sagrantino from every cantina would taste the same, but nothing could be further from the truth.  Different altitudes, exposure, soils and production methods make this a truly interesting wine to sample.

Sagrantino in the vines

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