2014 Benedetti & Grigi Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG

Sagrantino is an ancient varietal grown around the villages of Montefalco and Bevagna.  Highly tannic while young, the aged and finished wine is intensely complex with great depth and character. The high polyphenol and tannic acid content makes it a perfect candidate for aging.  This huge beast was crafted from 100% Sagrantino fruit from the hillside vineyards around the village of Montefalco.  Following temperature controlled maceration on the skins for 30 days, the wine was then refined in Slovenian oak casks for 26 months and another 12 months in the bottle.  The wine shows dark ruby red color with violet nuances in the glass, and intense aromas of ripe berries, mature fruits, nutmeg, and cocoa on the nose. Ready your palate for an awakening with intense, blackberry jam, spices, and a finish that seems endless.  Strap yourself in your chair, and enjoy this intensely complex red with strong cheeses, bold pasta dishes, wild boar, game, and roasted red meats.  Best served at 65F in a large format glass.  Drink now or cellar for 15-20 years.



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