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2009 Tabarrini Sagrantino di Montefalco Colle Grimaldesco

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February 7, 2021 - $31



92Wine Spectator

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.

91The Wine Advocate

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.

90Wine Enthusiast

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.

15.5Jancis Robinson

...powerful nose...more complex and balsamic rather than fruity... Blood orange and rich cherry compote.


Italy, Umbria, Montefalco Sagrantino

Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG is south of Perugia in central Umbria near the communes of Montefalco and Bevagna. To carry this DOCG status, a wine must be 100% Sagrantino. The “secco” wines, or dry Sagrantinos, must be aged for a minimum of 30 months, with 12 months in wood. The sweet Sagrantinos, called “passito,” also require 30 months of aging, but do not need to spend time in wooden barrels. The appellation was awarded DOC status in 1980, then elevated to DOCG status in 1992. Sagrantino di Montefalco is considered one of the rising stars of the Italian wine world. The wines are rich, age-worthy and very high in polyphenols, which are naturally occurring chemical compounds in grape skins. Commonly called resveratrol, these are the compounds referred to in articles about the positive effects of red wine on cholesterol levels. The grape Sagrantino is an ancient and somewhat mysterious variety. It is thought to have arrived in Umbria from Greece, and its name refers, probably, to the word “sagra,” or festival. Though Umbria is mostly known for its white wines, Sagrantino is a big, tannic wine that, traditionally, was specially made for community festivals.