Thu, April 19th 2012 4PM-7PM
1st FloorSpecial Wine Event
Colpetrone – Sagrantino di Montefalco
Tonight, we'll be celebrating the signature red from Montefalco – Sagrantino – from the remarkable producer Colpetrone. Emblematic of central Italy and of the beautiful region of Umbria, in particular, this defining grape variety of Umbria was only cultivated in earnest beginning about 30 years ago, thanks to the dedication of a small group of local producers. The DOC was granted in 1979 and the DOCG, in 1992. Some Sagrantino vines, however, are believed to date back as far as the 18th century. The name, Sagrantino, recalls its early cultivation by monks to be used as sacramental wine and its use by local farmers specifically during religious feasts and festivals, such as Christmas and Easter. Sagrantino is suitable for long aging and pairs well with roasted meats and game.
Tonight's wines are 10% off during the tasting unless otherwise discounted.
Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco 2007
"The 2007 Sagrantino di Montefalco is a huge hulking wine bursting with masses of dark fruit that manage to (mostly) cover the Sagrantino tannins. It shows marvelous balance in a full-throttle, opulent style. There is marvelous intensity in the glass as the wine builds towards the imposing yet beautifully balanced, utterly radiant finish, where varietal notes become more prominent. The 2007 Sagrantino is a great introduction for readers who are new to the grape, although this is one of the more exuberant expressions on the market. Colpetrone gave the Sagrantino 18 months in mid-size French oak barrels." - Antonio Galloni
Also open: Colpetrone Sagrantino di Montefalco 2004
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