A brooding red, firm and chewy. Short-term cellaring will help to access the streak of tarry mineral that underscores the savory herb and tea leaf accents, with dried lingonberry, prune fruit, espresso and melted licorice notes.
The 2009 Montefalco Sagrantino Colle Grimaldesco is a beautiful wine that delivers ample muscle and brawn. A bright note of soft cherry takes away from the austerity of the Sagrantino grape. Tobacco, leather and bitter chocolate layers fill in the rear. Great for grilled steak or barbecued ribs, it delivers fine, but firm intensity. Drink: 2015-2022.
This opens with a bouquet recalling blue flowers, berries and white pepper. The palate delivers concentrated dark cherry and blackberry fruits as well as accents of espresso and orange peel. The aggressive tannins, typical of the grape, are balanced by a vein of fresh acidity.
...powerful nose...more complex and balsamic rather than fruity... Blood orange and rich cherry compote.