Sagrantino di Montefalco

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Sagrantino di Montefalco
Wine region
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Type DOCG
Year established 1979
Country Italy
Part of Umbria
Grapes produced Sagrantino

Sagrantino di Montefalco are Italian wines made with 100% Sagrantino grapes in the Province of Perugia, although not necessarily in the comune of Montefalco.[1] The wines include Montefalco Sagrantino secco, a dry DOCG red wine and Montefalco Sagrantino passito, a sweet DOCG red wine.

History[edit]

For a long time, the Sagrantino grape variety was only used for Montefalco Sagrantino passito or to fortify mixed wines.

Montefalco Sagrantino secco[edit]

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).[2] 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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