Province of Perugia

Showing the single result

Sagrantino Wine

Sagrantino Wine - Barrel
Sagrantino Wine - GlassesSagrantino Wine - BarrelsSagrantino Wine - Grape

The Sagrantino di Montefalco Wine, or simply called Sagrantino, is an Italian wine produced with 100% Sagrantino grape. This grape variety is cultivated only in the Province of Perugia, particularly in the Montefalco and Bevagna area. 25 producers have dedicated about 250 acres of land to this unique grape. This small production is probably the reason why this delicious wine is not always very well-known outside Italy.

In 1991 the Sagrantino gained the DOCG title (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin); this is the highest rank for an Italian wine.

There are two variations for this wine: the Sagrantino Secco (Dry Sagrantino) and the Sagrantino Passito. The first one is a rich dry red wine with an inky purple color and a bouquet of red fruit, plum and cinnamon. The Passito is a dessert wine thicker and sweeter than the dry version.

After the vendemmia the wine is conserved in oak barrel for 1year and than transferred in regular barrels for other 18 months.

Read More

The wine production of this area can count on a very long tradition; it was already well known during the roman period. For centuries the Sangrantino grape was used mostly for the passito wine. Only in 1976 the trend started to change and the Sagrantino Dry began to become the main production.