Montefalco is a town and comune in the central part of the Italian province of Perugia (Umbria), on an outcrop of the Colli Martani above the flood plain of the Clitunno river, 7 km (4 mi) SE of Bevagna, 11 km (7 mi) SW of Foligno, and 9 km (5.5 mi) NW of Trevi.
Posts about Montefalco
    • Wines of the Week: Fruit, Flower, Structure, Texture, Mystery

      A good wine has a frame, an armature, like the one inside a building or a sculpture, except this frame’s components are acid, structure, texture, and fruit. Acid for refreshment. Structure for substance and strength. Texture because we crave it. Fruit, but not too much, for deliciousness. A great wine builds upon the good wine’s frame, adding new elements in layers.

      Meg Houston Maker/ Maker's Table -
    • Sagrantino: The Insider's Italian Wine

      Review of 2009 Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG Wine The first time I visited Umbria, Italy—the land of the age-worthy sagrantino grape and Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG—I'd just quit a job teaching English in Lecce in Southern Italy to take an extensive tour of Italy's wine and food; Umbria was the fifth stop in the Italy From Top to Bottom travelogue, published by EuropeUpClose.

      Mattie Bamman/ By The Tun- 8 readers -
    • Wine Reviews: Grab Bag of Italian Reds

      Every time I sit down to taste Italian wines, I think the same thing: Why don’t I buy and collect more Italian bottles? Sicily, Veneto, of course Tuscany, there are so many exciting wines and only one lifetime. But now that it’s cold outside and dark by afternoon, and I find myself at home cooking a lot of hearty fall fare, vino rosso is a no-brainer.

      Isaac Baker/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blogin Merlot- 3 readers -
  • The Perfect Gift

    … and violets intermix with savory notes ranging from green herbs to sanguine, rusty iron, to dirty forest floor, all the way to rich cocoa. This is a heck of a lot of wine for $17, and would make a great gift for an adventurous oenophile. BR Cohn Cabernet Sauvignon Olive Hill Estate Vineyards 2010 ($34.99) Moving to the safer side of the aisle…

    Mike Madaio/ Pennsylvania Vine Companyin Syrah Malbec- 1 readers -
  • Wine Reviews: Weekly Mini Round-Up For December 1, 2014

    … So, like, what is this stuff, anyway? I taste a bunch-o-wine (technical term for more than most people). So each week, I share some of my wine reviews (mostly from samples) and tasting notes with you via twitter (limited to 140 characters). They are meant to be quirky, fun, and easily-digestible reviews of currently available wines. Below…

    1 Wine Dudein Sauvignon Blanc- 3 readers -
  • Wednesday Sips & Nibbles

    … of intriguing Italian wines. The menu will be presented as follows: APERITIF Ca’ del Bosco “Cuvée Prestige” Franciacorta Brut, NV FIRST COURSE Brodetto Di Pesce (Italian Stew of cod, clams, mussels and squid) Abbazia di Novacella Kerner, Alto Adige, 2013 Kofererhof Sylvaner, Alto Adige, 2012 SECOND COURSE Pappardelle alla Bolognese (classic five Meat ragù…

    Richard Auffrey/ The Passionate Foodie- 1 readers -
  • Tasting Montefalco Sagrantino and Rosso

    … for decades. The 1970s brought a revival, however, with more knowledgeable and slightly gently vinification making slightly more amenable wines, but no mistake, Sagrantino di Montefalco, now more often called Montefalco Sagrantino, is no babe-in-arms. Italian wine law dictates that the wine, consisting of 100 percent sagrantino grapes, must age 30 months…

    Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Headin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot- 1 readers -
  • 2007 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco

    … – Sagrantino. I’ll admit to not knowing much about the grape, but a little research revealed that while originally used to make dessert wines, since the 70s it’s been used to make dry red wines more in line for consuming with dinner than afterwards. There, your history lesson for the day – now on to this particular wine. In the glass the was a dark red…

    George Perry/ The Good Wine Guru- 3 readers -
  • If Your Palate Bleeds, These 2008 Italian Wines Can Kill It

    … Lithe, balanced, light, and polite wines are de rigueur in the wine world at the moment. Now, I love those wines, but my tastes are quite catholic, and so I dig (well-made, authentic) wines of all stripes (okay, excepting possibly Retsina). And once in a while, after sampling lots of lithe, balanced, light, and polite wines, I want something…

    1 Wine Dudein Chardonnay -
  • 2010 Antonelli Montefalco Rosso

    … 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. Pair with flavoursome…

  • Two very different wines from Italy

    … 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. The cool environment comes through…

    Aaron Nix Gomez/ Hogshead - A Wine Blog- 1 readers -
  • 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 14.5% abv Montefalco, ITALY …

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  • Understanding the Challenging Wine Market in the USA

    …, a producer’s story trumps any detail about a wine’s technical profile or even their numerical rating by international publications. A wine’s technical profile – things like the type of wood it was aged in, or its acidity or alcohol levels – are what I’ve come to think of as tablestakes, to borrow a phrase from Kevin Roberts of Saatchi &…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine- 1 readers -
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