Explosive aromas of sweet, ripe red cherry, chocolate-covered plum, violet and cappuccino. Enters rich and suave, then turns somewhat more austere, offering lovely purity to its red fruit and sweet baking spice flavors. Displays lovely balance for a sagrantino with the Antonelli-signature silky tannins and great length. Very well done.
Grape vareety: Sagrantino 100%, from our best selection massale grafts on rootstock 420A.
Vinification: by gravity after selection of grapes. Fermentation in contact with the skins for 20 days at a maximum temperature of 28°C.; malolactic fermentation in wood.
Agein: in lightly toasted 500 L barrels for 6 months then in 25 hL oak barriques for 15 months followed by assembling and clarifying in cement vats for 3 months; final ageing in the bottle for 2 years.
The wine isn’t stabilised nor filtered.
Antonelli San Marco is a wine and farming estate which extends over an entire 170 hectares located centrally within Montefalco's DOCG winemaking area. With a background rich in history, the Antonelli family is passionately committed to caring for their territory and attentive to the quality of their products.
For years Antonelli San Marco relies on research and constantly aims to improve the quality of their wines. The estate style is geared towards authenticity and harmony, drinkability and elegance rather than blunt power. It leans towards gentle extraction and moderate use of wood ageing.
|denomination||Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG|
|features||Barrel-aged red wine for aging|
|winemaking||In contact with the skins for 20 days at a maximum temperature of 28°C; malolactic fermentation in wood.|
|Ageing||In lightly toasted 500 L barrels for 6 months then in 25 hL oak barrels for 15 months followed by assembling and clarifying in cement vats for 3 months; final ageing in the bottle for 2 years. The wine isn’t stabilised nor filtered.|
|Food Type||Rich in tannins with an explosion of flavor, this red wine is best understood when enjoyed with a wonderful piece of roasted meat, preferably one with a bit of fat content, game, and aged cheeses. Temperature should not exceed 68°F when served.|