June 22, 2024

Sagrantino di Montefalco by Rocca di Fabbri

This wine from Umbria in Italy has a dark burgundy colour and a woody bouquet. There’s a real texture to the mouthfeel, with tastes of mushrooms, reminiscent of forests and trees on an autumn day after a rainfall. Damsons fill the palette, which wavers like an old friend between loud camaraderie and amused rebuttal. Sagrantino is one of the old grapes recently having a renaissance in Italy and with wines like this it deserves to become as popular as the Sangiovese based wines of Chianti.

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Perfect as a dark, deep aperitivo, this wine did the opposite of grow on me, when paired with a plate of messicani and pesto. I stopped drinking it with the food and enjoyed it again later. Take care in the choice of food or drink separately and you have a winner on your hands.

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