Planet Grape The SOMM Journal October November 2016While tourists flock to artistic, medieval Perugia and Assisi, landlocked Umbria’s bucolic green rolling hills provide idyllic growing conditions for spicy olives, lentils, wheat and spelt, and the tartufo nero (black truffle) di Norcia. Black pigs roam the verdant hills and lush forests, along with deer, sheep and cows. Grapes thrive on slopes facing south and south-west - Grechetto, an indigenous white, Sangiovese like its western neighbor Tuscany, and the majestic Sagrantino. Named after the “Sacrament,” monks used Sagrantino raisins for religious ceremonies, and farm workers drank the wine at religious holidays.
- Rich robust central Italian DOCG red
- Unique to Perugia, Umbria
- Potential Health Benefits
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2010 Perticaia Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG $47.99
Importer: Zigzando, Total Beverage Solution (and others)
Importer: Vias Imports
2009 Arnaldo Caprai Collepiano Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG $60
Importer: Folio Fine Wines
2008 Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG $40
Importer: Vinity Wine Company
2007 Antonelli Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG $45
Importer: Omniwines Distributing Co.
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