Rosso Di Montefalco DOCG

Category: Wine – Still – Red
Grape varieties: Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Merlot
Region: Umbria, Italy
Appellation: Montefalco
Producer: Scacciadiavoli
Vintage years:
2012 – 750ml
2011 – 3L
2007 – 375ml

(Bottle size: 375ml / 750ml / 3L)

Description

Scacciadiavoli’s Montefalco Rosso boasts an intense ruby red color, an expansive, elegant bouquet with scents of cherry, and a soft and voluptuous flavor. According to the ancient wine making tradition of the Montefalco area, after selecting the grapes for the production of the Montefalco Sagrantino, all the other varietals of red grapes were harvested for the production of a fresher wine, to accompany all type of dishes.

Grape Variety Sangiovese 60% , Sagrantino 15% , Merlot 25% Yield per hectare 90/100 q Harvest from around the 15th of September until mid October Aging in barriques and large tanks made from French oak for 12 months, and then in the bottle for a minimun of 6 months Color deep, ruby red, with violet and light garnet huesBouquet elegant, persistent, refined, and fruity with notes of spice: the nose has aromas of underbrush, and red berriesTaste good structure, soft, voluptuous. The tannins and the acidity are well-balanced. Long, fruity finish.

Founded in 1884, Cantina Scacciadiavoli, “cast out the devils”, takes its name from a 19th century exorcist who lived in the small village bordering the vineyard. He was known to use the wines while performing his exorcist ritual of ridding poor souls of demons. Scacciadiavoli is the resulting dream of the Prince of Piombino, Ugo Boncompagni-Ludovisi. In 1884, the estate was built as a complex and modern wine “factory”. Today, the Pambuffetti family owns Scacciadiavoli.

The estate is made up of 130 hectares, 35 of which make up the vineyards with an annual production of approximately 250,000 bottles. The vines cover a hill in the heart of the “Montefalco” appellation divided between the three provinces of Gualdo Cattaneo, Giano dell’Umbria and Montefalco.

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