Sagrantino di Montefalco
|Montefalco Sagrantino secco (Italian Wine)|
|Decree of institution||October 30, 1979|
|Gazzetta Ufficiale||April 19, 1980, n.160|
|Maximum grape yield||65,0%|
|Alcohol by volume of grape (natural)||12,0%|
|Alcohol by volume of wine (minimum)||13,0%|
|Net dry extract (minimum)||26,0‰|
|Origin||Province of Perugia|
|Ingredient grapes||Sagrantino 100%|
Sagrantino di Montefalco are Italian wines made with 100% Sagrantino grapes in the Province of Perugia, although not necessarily in the comune of Montefalco. The wines include Montefalco Sagrantino secco, a dry DOCG red wine and Montefalco Sagrantino passito, a sweet DOCG red wine.
For a long time, the Sagrantino grape variety was only used for Montefalco Sagrantino passito or to fortify mixed wines. In recent years, producers such as Arnaldo Caprai and Colpetrone have started to use it unblended.
Montefalco Sagrantino secco
Under Italian law, the term "Montefalco Sagrantino Secco" defines a wine obtained exclusively from Sagrantino grapes, produced exclusively in the Province of Perugia, in the Umbria region of central Italy (although not necessarily in the comune of Montefalco). The word "secco" in the name is Italian for "dry". The wine is aged for 30 months, of which at least 12 months must be in oak barrels. The wine is a DOCG, the highest-ranking category of Italian wine denominations. The Montefalco Sagrantino secco has excellent storage characteristics.
- http://english.stradadelsagrantino.it/ - "The Road of Sagrantino", a touristic website illustrating the territories where the Sagrantino wines come from.
- Video introduction to wines of Umbria: Sagrantino grape