Sagrantino di Montefalco
|Heat units||1,722 °C (3,132 °F) GDD|
|Size of planted vineyards||899 hectares (2,220 acres)|
|Wine produced||Sagrantino di Montefalco|
Sagrantino di Montefalco is the name given to Italian wines made with 100% Sagrantino grapes in and around the comune of Montefalco in the Province of Perugia, Umbria. The wines gained DOC status in 1979, and were elevated to DOCG status in 1992 after a renewal of interest in the wine from winemakers, particularly Arnaldo Caprai. They include Montefalco Sagrantino secco, a dry red wine, and the less common Montefalco Sagrantino passito, a DOCG dessert 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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