The ruby tonality is a prelude to neat, intense perfumes reminiscent of ripe cherries and rose petals. Fully rounded on the palate, it retains the structure and sweetness of the fruit without losing freshness or depth.
Wine Advocate 90 points - The 2009 Montefalco Rosso is another absolutely gorgeous entry-level offering from Giampaolo Tabarrini. Here the Sangiovese is particularly expressive. High-toned floral notes, spices and sweet red cherries all meld together gracefully. A hugely appealing wine, the Montefalco Rosso is best enjoyed over the next few years. The Rosso is predominantly Sangiovese, with some Sagrantino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot added to the blend. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2017. (Feb 2013)
This is not Sagrantino’s younger brother; it is a wine in its own right, with great dignity and much potential. The fusion of traditional grapes, Sangiovese and Sagrantino - and the precious input of the great ’internationals’ ensure_ this wine has the makings of a future Montefalco classic.
|First courses with elaborate sauces, medium mature cheeses, salamis.
|For four full generations, in their corner of Umbria just outside Montefalco, the Tabarrini family have lovingly and passionately tended their vines, producing distinctive wines. Towards the end of the 1990’s, however, thanks to the foresight and enthusiasm of the present proprietor, Giampaolo, the company changed direction, deciding to bottle their own wines and to put all their years of experience to the best possible use. Shortly after this, the new “cantina” building took shape, nestling in the evocative, rolling landscape that is so typically Umbrian, inspiring harmony between Nature and Man. Half of the vineyard (11 hectares out of a total of 22), is dedicated to the Sagrantino grape, which has found its true “raison d’etre” here in Umbria and plays a central role in the work and the lives of everybody involved; fascinating and irreplaceable. But great wines grow only from a great love of the land. From the bunch to the bottle. The whole family follows this philosophy scrupulously and passionately through every step in the production of their wines.