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Sagrantino (Italy)

Sagrantino is a grape and a red wine.

It was grantet DOCG status in Umbria in 1992.

Typical Flavors


Cherry
Black
Cherry
Black Currant
Black
Currant
Blackberry
Blackberry
Plum
Plum

Spices
Spices
Cinnamon
Cinnamon
Licorice
Licorice
Pine Tar
Pine Tar

Oak Added Flavors:

Oak
Oak
Tobacco
Tobacco
Cocoa
Cocoa
Leather
Leather

Intense Black Fruit, Plum, Cinnamon, and Licorice typical Sagrantino flavors.

Peppery Spices and Earthy notes like Pine Tar.

Profile

Sagrantino is known for body, tannins and acidity:

BODYFull
TANNINSHigh
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
17-18°C (63-64°F)

Food Pairing


Salami
Salami
Lasagna
Lasagna
Pizza
Rich
Pizza
Hamburger
Hamburger

Pork
Pork
Lamb
Lamb
Veal
Veal
Beef
Beef

Rabbit
Rabbit
Duck
Duck
Wild Boar
Wild Boar
Deer
Deer

Sagrantino is a food friendly wine that pairs well with Italian food.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Cold Cuts. Salami.
Wild Moshrooms. Truffles.
Rich Pasta. Rich Pizza.
Hamburger. Meatloaf.
Barbeque. Roasted Meat.
Lamb. Veal. Pork. Goat.
Rabbit. Duck. Wild Boar. Game.

Cheese:
Aged Cheese.
Pecorino. Parmesan. Manchego. Cheddar.

Italian Specialities:
Coppa (Cured meat).
Lasagne with Truffles.
Tagliatelle al Ragu.

If You Like Sagrantino

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The Ideal Glass

The Bordeaux glass is perfect for a good bodied red wine.

It is taller than other red wine glasses, and has a slimmer bowl.

The large size of the glass allows the fruit bouquet to develop. It smooths out rough edges, plays down tannins, and allows the wines to achieve balance.

The slimmer bowl sends the wine directly to the back of the mouth for maximum taste.

Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG

Umbria

Umbria is located in the center of Italy. The Capital is Perugia.

Red Wines:

Montefalco
Sangiovese
Sagrantino

White Wines:

Orvieto
Trebbiano
Grechetto

Primary Grapes:

22% Sangiovese
17% Trebbiano
13% Grechetto

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