Sagrantino di Montefalco, Scacciadiavoli
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Sagrantino di Montefalco, Scacciadiavoli - 2016

Item # 15260 750mL

A more modern style of Sagrantino that is aged in French barriques. What you'll find is a structured red wine from the nature of the Sagrantino grape itself but you'll get dark berries, spice, and pepper all wrapped up in velvety tannins.

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Staff Pick Notes

This wine is elegant, complex, and rich in tannins. It's fruity with notes of red berries and plums but also has herbal and spicy notes followed by a leathery finish. Sagrantino is a wine with a complex history. Some believe it was brought to Umbria by Franciscan monks returning from Asia. Others believe it originated in Spain. Either way, it has become the most important grape of the region. It can be drunk young but it has potential to age and evolve in the bottle: the tannins will be smoother and the wine will be more balanced and delicious! Scacciadiavoli is a great expression of this amazing grape variety. Because of its tannic structure, I would suggest pairing this wine with rich foods.

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Glossary

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 biggest wines in Italy, yet still shows opulent fruit redolent of mixed wild berries.

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 the biggest wines in Italy, yet still shows opulent fruit redolent of mixed wild berries. The Rosso...

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