Montefalco DOC Rosso
A lovely full-bodied red with ruby red colour and bright violet reflections, intense bouquet with notes of cocoa, green spices, cloves, cinnamon, with wild berries and plum jam on the finish; the flavour is harmonious with dense, soft and mature tannins, balanced acidity and a lingering, moderately austere finish.
Sangiovese , Merlot and Sagrantino; double spurred cordon pruning system; Sagrantino harvested in October, the other two in September
Stainless steel fermentation with skin contact; 12 months aging in barriques and 3000-litre casks and bottle aging for 6 months
Stewed sweet-water fish, spit-roasted suckling pig, soup with spelt and legumes, stewed lamb liver, meatballs of Chianina beef with thyme, grilled or sautéed porcini mushrooms
Rosso di Montefalco is softer and easier to drink than Sagrantino, thanks to the varietals included in the blend; it has its own DOC appellation. On the label is a view of the Montefalco winery and in the foreground, a falcon, symbol of the area, where traditionally falcon hunting, the great passion of Emperor Frederick II of Swabia, was practiced.