Sagrantino di Montefalco
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.
Montefalco Sagrantino secco
Under Italian law, the term "Montefalco Sagrantino Secco DOCG" defines a wine obtained exclusively from Sagrantino grapes, produced exclusively in the small area around Montefalco in the Province of Perugia, in the Umbria region of central Italy (If the grape is grown outside the comune of Montefalco, the name Sagrantino is not allowed to be used). 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.
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- 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