Antonelli (375 ml) 2009 Montefalco Sagrantino Passito DOCG
Item Number: 9255
Sub Region: Umbria
Appellation/AVA: Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 100% Sagrantino
Type: Wine - Dessert
Bottle Size: 375 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14
Viticulture: Certified Organic
The Antonelli Montefalco Sagrantino Passito is a sweet wine made from semi-dried grapes. This is the traditional version of Montefalco Sagrantino. The name derives from the Latin "sacer": a holy wine destined for consumption during the Christian festivals.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are hand-picked and placed in crates in single layers. The bunches most suited for drying are specially selected. The grapes then dry in crates for about two months. Fermentation occurs in contact with the skins with maceration lasting for about 10 days. Aging occurs in 25 hL oak barrels for 12 months. The wine settles in glass-lined cement vats for 18 months and is bottle-aged for another 12 months before release.
Tasting Notes: This wine is a rich ruby color tending towards garnet. The nose is rich and complex, with notes of cherries, wild berry jam, candied citrus peel and spices. To the taste, it’s an amazing wine, where it begins sweet and then gives way to a fresh finish with an aromatic persistence to the nose. It can be enjoyed with red fruit tarts, biscuits, chocolate and mature cheeses.