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MONTEFALCO ROSSO DOC F.lli Pardi
- Region: Umbria
- Type: Still red wine
- Proof: 14/15%
- Wine Variety: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 7,5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7,5% Merlot
- Place of production, aging, service temperature: Vines grown in Montefalco on a hillside E / SE. Alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. Ageing in Barrel / Barriques for 12 months and 6 months in steel. Aging 4 months in the bottle. Service Temp.18/20 degrees.
- Uniqueness: A wine of great elegance consisting of the main Umbrian vines cultivated in Montefalco. It is revisited in a modern and simpler way compared to the austere Sagrantino in purity. It is one of the Italian classy wines with the best quality / price ratio.
The big red from the easy mouth
The Montefalco Rosso is generated, above all, by two historical and ancient Umbrian vines: the Sangiovese and the Sagrantino. It is typical of the Municipality of Montefalco and of a few neighboring localities. It was born relatively recently with the aim of making a great product available, with a greater ease of drinking compared to Sagrantino or the great Sangiovese in purity. To this purpose, a small part of international vines has been added, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, to underline the softness and ease of drinking. These vines in Umbria have become tradition. The limited percentage of these international vines allows us to include Montefalco Rosso, however, among the Italian native wines. Researchers are thinking about a reformulation in terms of the wine discipline with only Italian wines.
The Roman garden
You pass through Rome and your very dear friend invites you to dinner in a beautiful old house. He anticipates that he will prepare a risotto with Norcina and then, his specialty, a grilled Chateaubriand. He asks you to bring the wine and you do not linger; immediately choose a Montefalco Rosso DOC. The combination will be pleasant, soft and perfectly harmonious. After dinner, in the muffled silence of the Roman garden the dinner will finish with an inevitable Tuscan and a Passito of Sagrantino that, providentially, your friend has in his beautiful cellar.
In Montefalco and in the province of Perugia
Wine produced in a very restricted area that sees central the municipality of Montefalco and a few areas bordering it as Bevagna, Giano dell’ Umbria, Gualdo Cattaneo, Castel Ritaldi all in the province of Perugia.