Montefalco

    Tasting Report: Rosso Montefalco and Montefalco Sagrantino, 2014 Releases

    Welcome to Montefalco, “the balcony of Umbria” in the backyard of Tuscany. Montefalco is a relatively little-known wine region in the U.S., known primarily as the birthplace and home of Sagrantino, a grape that thrives in the hills of this area. Sagrantino (from “sacrament,” called thusly because dried Sagrantino grapes have been used by monks to produce raisin-based wines fo ...

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    2008 Campo della Maestà Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG Wearing...

    2008 Campo della Maestà Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG Wearing some Versace in honor of this Italian gem. Classic, red and black fruit on the nose along ...

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      Two very different wines from Italy

      Hogshead - A Wine Blog - - 1 readers - Two very different wines from Italy It is possible that you might not like both of these wines but if you are adventurous then you should taste both. The 2011 Grosjean Freres, Cornalin, Vigne Rovettaz, Vallee d’Aoste is made from the local grape Cornalin which is grown in the Alpine area of northern Italy.

      Understanding the Challenging Wine Market in the USA

      Charles Scicolone on Wine - - 1 readers - The following excellent article was written by Cathy Huyghe for Forbes Food and Drink. The article gives one of the best explanations of the “three tier-system of alcohol distribution in the United States. At Vinitaly, Ms Huyghe was on a panel discussing this topic along with Alfonso Cevola, and Jeremy Parzen (as moderator). I know these two men and greatly respect their opinions about wine.

      2010 Antonelli Montefalco Rosso

      The Good Wine Guru - - Variety: 65% Sangiovese; 15% Sagrantino; 10% Cabernet Sauvignon; 10% Merlot Region: San Marco – Italy Cost: $22 (SRP) Winemaker’s Notes: Deep ruby red with purple tints. The bouquet abounds in fruits of the forest, cherries and plums and enjoyable toasted aromas. In the mouth it is generous, warm, and beautifully balanced.

    The latest about Montefalco

    • If Your Palate Bleeds, These 2008 Italian Wines Can Kill It

      …, and almost as much time in French oak, and the result is a powerful, edgy, masculine bottle of Sagrantino. In the glass, it’s nearly as dark as all of the leather, plums, and black licorice that the nose eventually (and stubbornly) gives off. At first pour, this wine is all earthy and tight, and without decanting you will likely think you got…

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    • 2010 Antonelli Montefalco Rosso

      … first courses like risotto, tagliatelle, ravioli, rare red meat, and mature hard cheese. My Review: I’ll admit to having been a bit excited when I was offered to try this and another bottle of wine. First of all because Italian wine always has a special place in my heart, and also because it presented the opportunity to try a new grape for me…

      George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru
    • Two very different wines from Italy

      … flavor to this wine. It had drier, tart fruit but still showed some roundness. The was light and ethereal with old wood, earthy, and a strawberry finish. *** Now-2017. 2011 Tenuta Alfredosa, Montefalco Rosso – $20 Imported by Vinifera Imports. Alcohol 14.5%. The flavors were quite grapey at first then became robust with air. There was blue and black…

      1 readers - Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog
    • 2006 Antonelli San Marco “Chiusa di Pannone”...

      … 2006 Antonelli San Marco “Chiusa di Pannone” Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG Sagrantino is a special grape from Umbria, Italy that can make some really nice wines! This one’s all purple velvet - dark, dark soft fruit and wet earth on the nose. Dark cherries and plums, violets and wet earth on the palate. Really nice! 4/5 bones $$$ Sagrantino…

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    • Understanding the Challenging Wine Market in the USA

      … The following excellent article was written by Cathy Huyghe for Forbes Food and Drink. The article gives one of the best explanations of the “three tier-system of alcohol distribution in the United States. At Vinitaly, Ms Huyghe was on a panel discussing this topic along with Alfonso Cevola, and Jeremy Parzen (as moderator). I know these two…

      1 readers - Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine
    • 2008 Campo della Maestà Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG Wearing...

      … 2008 Campo della Maestà Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG Wearing some Versace in honor of this Italian gem. Classic, red and black fruit on the nose along with earth, dried meat, and bay leaf. Small blackberries, red berries, and meat on the palate with bay leaf and light balsamic. 4/5 bones $$$ Sagrantino 14.5% abv Montefalco (Umbria…

      4 readers - Shiba Sommelier
    • Davero Winery and Dry Creek Valley Sagrantino

      … Mountain Sangiovese, Olive Ridge Estate 2009. Dry Creek Valley. Red licorice and cherry; evolving to sweet, sundried tomato, cranberry, cocoa, and rose. Fresh and bright with pleasing tannins.★ Davero 2013 Sangio Rosato. Sangiovese Rosato, Hawk Mountain Estate Vineyard 2013 Dry Creek Valley. Not saignée (a method of rosé production…

      13 readers - Marcella Newhouse/ enotecaMarcella
    • Sagrantino – Your Italian Staycation Red

      … open the wine, which has been given a slight chill (give it about ½ an hour in the fridge). One of my favorite things to serve for occasions like these is a Sagrantino. Sagrantino di Montefalco is a DOCG from the Umbria region of Italy. “Sagrantino” refers to the main town in the region and also the grape which grows in the countryside surrounding…

      3 readers - Amanda Schuster/ The Alcohol Professor