A DOCG classified wine made from 100% Sagrantino grapes harvested from the premier vineyard of the Tabarrini estate, Colle alle Macchie. This vineyard sits some 380 meters above sea level and enjoys south, southeast exposure. Beyond elevation and exposure, Colle alle Macchie is distinct from the other two vineyards in its micro climate and soil composition. The latter is comprised of clay-lime with a cobblestone presence. The wine is intense, dry and offers complex aromas and tastes. This is a wine produced with the best of cellars in mind and will compare favorably with the finest offerings of California, Italy or France. Colle alle Macchie is produced in extremely limited quantities (fewer than 7,000 bottles per year!) and allocated to Tabarrini’s most precious customers.
Wine Advocate 93 points - The 2006 Montefalco Sagrantino Colle alle Macchie clearly belongs to another era in this young estate’s history. There is terrific density and concentration in the glass. At the same time, the oak tannins are imposing to the point of being overwhelming. Hints of blackberry jam, melted road tar and smoke struggle to emerge, but the oak is simply too much. The Colle alle Macchie is an especially powerful, structured wine with the tannins of the past. It will be interesting to see where this, the estate’s top bottling, goes over the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2021. (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.
|Best enjoyed with steak, 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.