Montefalco Rosso, Di Filippo
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Montefalco Rosso, Di Filippo - 2018

Item # 18135 750mL
$19.96/ Single Bottle
$239.52 $215.57/ Case of 12
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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. Certified in the country of origin.


Tasting Notes

Wines from the Umbria region are robust and rich. This red wine can be included in that category however the wine is unoaked and therefore emphasizes the nature of the local grapes. The soils are clay and chalk-based and add a fresh acidity to this medium-bodied red wine.


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Staff Pick Notes

We often talk about a wine expressing terroir (soil, climate, topography, culture). Winemakers will say that great wine is made in the vineyard. And while all of that is true, it's their appreciation and focus on place that makes all the difference. What they don't do is as important as what they do. When drinking the wines of Roberto Di Fillipo it's hard not to feel the influence of the man. He cares deeply about the land, farms biodynamically, and allows native yeast to do their job. He even tends one vineyard with horses and geese. He's a man of quiet charm, unassuming, rock solid, which is exactly how I would describe this wine. Made with 60% Sangiovese, 30% Barbera, 10% Sagrantino, it shows earthy red fruit, mushrooms and clay, a great pair with pizza on a rainy Tuesday night.

- ALM

Astor's Glossary of Terms

Sagrantino

One of Italy’s least-known noble grapes. Winemakers from the region of Umbria have worked to ensure that Sagrantino continues to be cultivated. The grape is made into the eponymous Sagrantino di Montefalco, as well as being a component of Rosso di Montefalco (the Rosso is mostly made up of Sangiovese, with Sagrantino adding depth and character). Sagrantino has the power and structure of the...

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Sangiovese

Italy's most planted grape variety is at the heart of some of the most beloved wines in the country. Grown all over the region, but especially in Central Italy, Sangiovese is the only grape allowed in Brunello di Montalcino, and the main grape in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Chianti, and countless other delicious Italian blends. Sangiovese has shown itself in recent years to be an excellent...

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Umbria

This rugged inland province is famous not only for its wines but also the fine Umbrian truffles that are harvested here each year. Umbrian winemakers have worked tirelessly for the preservation of one of Italy’s least-known noble grapes, Sagrantino. Responsible for the eponymous Sagrantino di Montefalco as well as being a component of Rosso di Montefalco, Sagrantino has the power and structure of...

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Barbera

Barbera is grown all over Italy, but the best examples of this red grape come from Piedmont, where it is made into all manner of wines - from easy-drinking quaffers to serious, cellar-worthy bottlings. Wherever they fall on the spectrum of stodginess, however, they are generally ruby-colored, full-bodied, and highly acidic, with remarkably low levels of tannins. The areas that are most strongly...

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