Sweet wine made from semi-dried grapes. The traditional version of Montefalco Sagrantino. The name derives from the Latin “sacer”: a holy wine destined for consumption during the Christian festivals.
Grape varietal: 100% Sagrantino.
First vintage: 1979.
Yield per hectare: 15 hL / ha.
Harvest: at the end of September, the grapes are hand-picked and placed in crates in single layers. The bunches most suited for drying are specially selected.
Drying method: in crates for about two months.
Wine making: vinification using gravity feed thanks to the two levels of the cellar. Fermentation in contact with the skins at 20°C. Maceration for about 10 days.
Ageing: in 25 hL oak barrels for 12 months. The wine settles in glass lined cement vats for 18 months; bottle ageing for 12 months.
Tasting notes: rich ruby tending towards garnet in colour. Rich and complex to the nose, with notes of cherries, wild berry jam, candied citrus peel and spices. To the taste it’s an amazing wine, where it begins sweet and then gives way to a fresh finish with an aromatic persistence to the nose.
Accompanies: It can be enjoyed with red fruit tarts, biscuits, gianduja chocolate and mature cheeses.
Serving temperature: 16°C (60.8°F).
Sizes: 375 mL and 750 mL bottles.