Azienda Agraria Scacciadiavoli
2016 Sagrantino Di Montefalco - Private: $48.45/BTL - License: $40.32/BTL
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Founded in 1884, Cantina Scacciadiavoli, “cast out the devils”, takes its name from a 19th century exorcist who lived in the small village bordering the vineyard. The estate was built as a complex and modern wine “factory,” which today spans 130 hectares, 40 of which are vineyards. The vines cover a hill in the heart of the Montefalco appellation, divided between the three provinces of Gualdo Cattaneo, Giano dell’Umbria, and Montefalco. The winery consists of four vertical levels built into the hill, allowing for the use of gravity throughout production. The grapes arrive from the vineyards directly at the highest level then move down to the second level by gravity flow to be fermented and vinified in wood or stainless steel vats. The ground and underground floors are used to age the wines. The Pambuffetti family has owned and operated Scacciadiavoli since 1954.
The wine presents alluring notes of plum and cherry sauce give way to balsamic spices and hints of mocha as the Montefalco Sagrantino blossoms in the glass. This is a deeply textural yet youthfully dense and poised expression, a wave of ripe black fruits, encased in a web of minerals, coasting along a core of brisk acids. Cooling hints of mint add lift through the massively structured finale, where sweet tobacco, baker’s chocolate and currants linger incredibly long.A rare, central-Italian red found mostly in Umbria. It’s recently been noted to contain some of the highest polyphenol (antioxidants) levels of of any red wine.
|Année / Year||2016|
|Grape Variety||Sagrantino 100%|
|Region||Montefalco – Perugia, Umbria ,Italy|
|Colour||Intense, with garnet hues|
|Bouquet||Complex, elegant, intense fruit, with notes of red berries, red citrus, ripe plums, spices, and hints of herbs and leather.|
|Flavour||Big, beautiful tannins, but balanced with fresh acidity long fruity and spicy finish.|
|Pairings||Sagrantino is a food friendly wine that matches nicely with most Italian foods: Pizza, pasta, and anything with black truffles. They have the tannins to pair with wild game, braised meats, squab , a nice steak or lamb. Of course, aged cheeses go well too.|