Sagrantino is an indigenous variety of Umbria with an exceptional concentration of polyphenols.
Terroir: 100% Sagrantino obtained from massal selection and harvested mid-October. Double spurred cordon; 5000 vines/hectare; yield 6000 kg/hectare. Sourced from plots with southwest exposure, with soils with loose with sandy-clayey texture, limestone subsoil and not very deep.
Vinification: Stainless steel fermentation with 28 days of skin contact; aged 12 months in barriques followed by three years of bottle refinement. Certified organic from the 2014 vintage. Limited production of 20,000 bottles.
Ample and complex, it immediately expresses a range of red fruit (black cherry, bilberry) with elegant notes of cocoa and sweet spices. The aromas are very long and harmonious. On the palate, the wine has a powerful structure with good concentration and freshness of fruit. Fragrant acidity and dense, mature tannins develop, as the wine ends with a long-lasting finish.
Score: 91 PointsWine Enthusiast Date: Friday, August 16, 2019
Score: 91 PointsJamesSuckling.com Author: James Suckling
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