A sharp and intense ruby red colour manifests itself in the dense complexity of this wine and explodes in a myriad of unique and intense perfumes, ranging from blackberries and fine spices, to elegant hints of minerals. In the mouth, the sensation is monumental and imposing, as it unites warmth and dynamism in an unending finale.
Wine Advocate 95 points - Violets, tar, smoke, juniper berries and licorice are some of the nuances that jump from the glass in the 2008 Montefalco Sagrantino Colle Grimaldesco. The 2008 possesses striking inner perfume and plenty of juiciness, all backed up by firm Sagrantino tannins. Deceptively medium in body, the 2008 presents an attractive combination of richness with less heaviness than was the case just a few years ago. There is plenty of depth in the glass while the tannins are remarkably polished. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023. (Feb 2013)
Sagrantino is the vine and the wine that embodies the very nature of Montefalco in the oenological world, thus giving meaning to the word terroir. Its unique qualities cannot even be approached anywhere else. A new emotion in every sip.
|Roasts, braised meats, fine game and mature cheeses.
|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.