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MONTEFALCO SAGRANTINO DOCG F.lli Pardi
- Region: Umbria
- Type: Still red wine
- Proof: 14,5/15%
- Wine Variety: 100% Sagrantino
- Place of production, aging, service temperature: Vines grown in Montefalco on a E / SE hillside. Ageing in stainless steel for 6/8 months and then in Barrel / Barriques for 18 months and 9-12 in steel. Service Temp.18/20 degrees.
- Uniqueness: A native vine variety existing only in Montefalco and few surrounding areas. It is one of the main wines of Italy and the world. The Sagrantino of Montefalco Pardi of 2013 won the Tre Bicchieri Gambero Rosso 2017.
One of the best wines of Italy and the World
Sagrantino is an ancient native vine variety, which belong to the small territory of Montefalco. There is news of oenological production in Montefalco already in the first century B.C. Pliny the Elder in his Naturalis Historia mentions the production of Mevania (today Bevagna), made with hirtiola grapes. For many years there were no precise references to Sagrantino, until the end of the 19th century when the archaeologist Pietrangeli affirmed that the hirtiola grape is to be considered Sagrantino. Sagrantino existed only in the Passito version, probably for liturgical uses, hence the hypothesis of the name: sacred or sacral wine. In more recent times the dry Sagrantino has been created. It consolidated and renewed during the 70s: the DOC is recognized for the Sagrantino passito and the DOCG for the dry Sagrantino. Today for its limited quantity, excellent quality and close connection with its territory, Sagrantino has earned the recognition of one of the best wines of Italy and the world.
Passing through a "trattoria"
Traveling from Rimini to Bologna, make an appointment in Rome for the following morning. During the journey, to overcome the fatigue, you head to Montefalco for the night, with the idea to leave the following morning. Find a place in the central Hotel degli Affreschi, whose host prepares a magnificent platter of cold cuts and Umbrian cheeses from the nearby trattoria. You match your cutting board with a mighty bottle of Sagrantino that cradles you in the lively silence of the ancient village.
In Perugia and surroundings
The territory of Montefalco with the municipalities of Bevagna, Gualdo Cattaneo, Castel Ritaldi and Giano dell’ Umbria all in the province of Perugia.