SAGRANTINO DI MONTEFALCO DOCG
Sagrantino di Montefalco are Italian wines made with 100% Sagrantino grapes in the Province of Perugia, although not necessarily in the comune of Montefalco. The wines include Montefalco Sagrantino secco, a dry DOCG red wine and Montefalco Sagrantino passito, a sweet DOCG red wine.
For a long time, the Sagrantino grape variety was only used for Montefalco Sagrantino passito or to fortify mixed wines. In recent years, producers such as Arnaldo Caprai and Colpetrone have started to use it unblended.
Wine type: DOCG
Yield: 800 t/km²
Maximum grape yield: 65,0%
Alcohol by volume of grape (natural): 12,0%
Alcohol by volume of wine (minimum): 13,0%
Net dry extract (minimum): 26,0‰
Origin: Province of Perugia
Ingredient grapes: Sagrantino 100%
Sagrantino passito can be paired with yeast-free and quite dry biscuits or tarts (crostata) with blueberry or wild berry jam. As a “meditation wine” it should be paired with mature cheese like pecorino. Sagrantino secco is a perfect match for roast, game and hard cheese.
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