||Sagrantino is one of Italy’s oldest native varietals with characteristic polyphenolic complexity: a wild horse that must be discovered and tamed with the proper viticultural techniques in order to speak the harmonious and balanced language of all the Lungarotti wines. Legend has it that the name Sagrantino was given by Emperor Frederick II of Swabia; while travelling to Castel del Monte, he stopped to hunt with his falcon in the area around Montefalco. The bird, a specimen of of the prized and rare species called Saccr, fell sick and was cured with a medicine based on the local wine, which from that moment onwards, was called Sagrantino, after the name of the Emperor’s falcon. The DOC appellation was granted to Montefalco in 1979 also thanks to the contribution of Giorgio Lungarotti.
|Composition of the land
||South-west exposure, loose with sandy-clayey texture, limestone subsoil and not very deep.
||In stainless steel fermentation with skin maceration for 28 days.
||12 months in barrique. Light filtering and 3 years in bottle before release.
||Perfect match with red meat roasts, suckling pig, game, dishes “alla ghiotta” guinea-hen in civet, stewed venison, sharp cheeses, Umbrian-style squab.
||Price Lungarotti Sagrantino di Montefalco 2015 € 19.50