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Di Filippo Montefalco Sagrantino 2016

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Di Filippo Montefalco Sagrantino 2016

  • Grapes Sagrantino 100%
  • Country Italy
  • Region: Umbria Montefalco Sagrantino
  • Abv 15.5 %
  • Contains sulphites Yes
  • Organic Yes
  • Vegan Yes
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Andrea Pesaresi & Nazzareno Pieroni
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • A full, rich and opulent wine, packed with red berried fruits with a hint of flint and oaky spice. The sumptuous texture built on fine tannins leads to a deliciously long finish. 
While the origins of Sagrantino are unclear, it has found its home in Umbria, where it has been the most widely planted for centuries. The vineyard is situated in DOCG Montefalco Sagrantino, directly opposite the hill town of Assisi in Central Umbria. The hilly terrain is rich and mineral with clay-calcareous soils which have good water retention properties to sustain the vines through the long, hot summers. Sagrantino thrives in the Montefalco terroir. The vineyard benefits from gentle breezes on this hillside location, which aerate the vines, keeping them healthy. The spur-cordon trained vines are planted at a density of 5,000 vines per hectare and produce low yields. The vineyard is cultivated to ensure the soil is balanced, biodiversity is preserved and the grapes are hand-harvested in the early hours of the morning to preserve the freshness and to fully express the essence of the land.

Established in 1971, the family is estate is now run by Emma Di Filippo and her two sons Francesco and Filippo Franchi. Since 1994, the estate has been certified organic. Di Filippo believes in respecting the rhythm of nature by adopting organic cultivation and following the philosophy of biodynamic farming. This in turn, results in lower yields of fruit, which translates into exceptionally characteristic wines. Situated in Cannara, in Perugia, the 30-hectare estate overlooks Assisi, on the rolling hills between Torgiano and Montefalco in Umbria. With the utmost respect for the environment, four hectares of vineyard has been dedicated to low impact farming, where machines are not used and the work is carried out almost entirely with the help of animals. Draught horses plough the soils, which preserves the soil structure through low compaction; and geese are bred to ‘clean’ the vineyard. Over 400 geese run free and feed on the grass that spontaneously grows between the vines.

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