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Montefalco is an Umbrian hidden little gem of a town, and no stranger to holding wine festivals.
Montefalco’s Terre del Sagrantino wine festival, 4 -6 April 2015, is now into its fifteenth edition and is the main event for the promotion of culinary excellence of the territory and the craft of quality in the town of Montefalco.
This year’s theme will be the ‘Taste of Twins’, mixing prestigious products of the panorama of the Italian DOP board in conjunction with the delicious Sagrantino di Montefalco, meaning the most delicious wines and olive oils in the world.
The Consorzio Tutela Vini Montefalco hold two prestigious tastings to discover the DOC and DOCG wines of Montefalco Sagrantino and there will be a cooking show led by Chef Riccardo Benvenuti, with traditional dishes in conjunction with Montefalco Sagrantino Passito DOCG.
Montefalco is a discreet valley blessed with divine wine, in between Bevagna, Spoleto and medieval delights.
What type of wine is Sagrantino
Sagrantino is an Italian grape variety that is indigenous to the region of Umbria in Central Italy. It is grown primarily in the village of Montefalco and its surrounding areas, with only 250 acres (100 ha) dedicated to the grape in the hands of about 25 producers. With such small production, the wine is not widely known outside of Italy, although it was granted DOCG status in 1991. The grape has one of the highest tannic levels of any variety in the world, and creates wines that are inky purple with an almost-black center. The bouquet is one of dark, brooding red fruits with hints of plum, cinnamon, and earth. The Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG requires 100 percent Sagrantino used, with a required at least 29 months aging before release. A passito is still made, a thick, syrupy wine with raisin and blueberry qualities.
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