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Di Filippo Montefalco Sagrantino 2016

£222.22
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6 bottle(s) at £37.04 per bottle.
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Di Filippo Montefalco Sagrantino 2016

  • Grapes Sagrantino 100%
  • Country Italy
  • Region: Umbria Montefalco Sagrantino
  • Abv 15.5 %
  • Body Value: D (A is light, E is full-bodied)
    Residual Sugar: 0
    Contains Sulphites: Yes
    Vegetarian/Vegan: Yes/Yes
    Milk/Eggs: No/No
    Organic: Yes
    Biodynamic: No
  • Case size 6 / 75cl
  • Winemaker: Andrea Pesaresi & Nazzareno Pieroni
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • This full, rich, and opulent wine is packed with red berry fruits with a hint of flint and oaky spice. The sumptuous texture built on fine tannins leads to a deliciously long finish. 2016 was a balanced year. The long, hot summer helped the vines produce concentrated fruit flavours and achieve excellent maturity; however, scattered rainy spells throughout provided respite from the heat and allowed the berries to produce balancing freshness. 

The grapes were fermented using traditional red vinification methods in temperature controlled stainless steel vats using wild, indigenous yeasts. The wild yeasts help to impart the best expression of the terroir. Prolonged maceration helped to extract the colour, flavours without over extracting the tannins, in which the Sagrantino variety is naturally high. Maturation took place for 24 months in French oak barriques, of second use. The wine was bottled without fining and spent a further 24 months being cellaraged in bottle.

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. 

More Information
CountryItaly
Vintage2016
Bottles Per Case6
Bottle Size75
2 cases 10% offNo
Winery

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.

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