Passito Sagrantino Montefalco

Montefalco Sagrantino Passito

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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
Sagrantino 100%

First vintage
1979

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
On crates for about two months

Vinification
Vinification using gravity feed thanks to the two levels of the cellar. Fermentation in contact with the skins is done at a low temperature.

Ageing
In large oak barrels for at least one year. Then a long bottle ageing.

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).

Size
375 mL and 750 mL bottles

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