Sagrantino is the vine and the wine that embodies the very nature of Montefalco in the oenological world, thus giving meaning to the word terroir. Its unique qualities cannot even be approached anywhere else. A new emotion in every sip.
- ITA - Other Italian
Violets, tar, smoke, juniper berries and licorice are some of the nuances that jump from the glass in the 2008 Montefalco Sagrantino Colle Grimaldesco. The 2008 possesses striking inner perfume and plenty of juiciness, all backed up by firm Sagrantino tannins. Deceptively medium in body, the 2008 presents an attractive combination of richness with less heaviness than was the case just a few years ago. There is plenty of depth in the glass while the tannins are remarkably polished. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.
Giampaolo Tabarrini continues to make some of the most compelling wines in Montefalco. Today’s wines are more finessed and refined than they have ever been, but Tabarrini is a young man, so it seems quite likely the best may still lie ahead. Readers who haven’t checked the Tabarrini wines out in a while will want to take a close look at these fabulous new releases.
Rating 95 - Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate (FEB/2013)
Winery Tasting Notes
100% Sagrantino, a lively, sometimes tannic red grape variety grown in umbria in central Italy, particularly in the Montefalco area. Sagrantino di Montefalco was elevated to docg status in the mid 1990s. Sagrantino has been used as an ingredient in dried grape wines but today shows promise as a carefully vinified dry red.
A sharp and intense ruby red colour.
Intense perfumes, ranging from blackberries and fine spices, to elegant hints of minerals.
In the mouth, the sensation is monumental and imposing, as it unites warmth and dynamism in an unending finale.
Roasts, braised meats, fine game and mature cheeses.