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Italian Red Greatness At An Insane Price
Best Deal On Italian Red Wine I Have Seen This Year.
Big red wine lovers, you will flip for this wine. Some of the finest red wine quality, rivaling the greatest Super Tuscans and Brunello come from some of the most exclusive red wine appellation in the world. The region is a tiny DOCG in Umbria called Montefalco and the grape is Sagrantino. Only 250 acres of the grape is under vine and it is made by a tiny group of a dozen Wineries that have access to the grape. The wines are called Sagrantino di Montefalco's and they are some of the finest full bodied big reds I have tasted from Italy. The grape only grows around the hilltop town of Montefalco. Sagrantino's origins are up to debate, some believe the Greeks bought the Grape to Umbria while others believe St Francis of Assisi brought the grape from the Middle East to be used as sacramental wines. The Sargrantino's from Montefalco are deeply concentrated reds, inky and velvety textured. These are finessed expressive wines of the highest level. Like all great reds they are expensive, selling on the low end they start out at Fifty dollars per bottle and go all the way up to over one hundred dollars a bottle. I have been able to steal a spectacular example that I can offer at under twenty dollars a bottle. This is an insane opportunity on such quality. The 2006 Terre de Trinci Sagrantino di Montefalco is a great bottle of velvet gold. Terre de Trinci is one of the great producers of Sagrantino, began making wine in 1950. They were the first producer to make the current version of the complex and incredibly elegant Sagrantino that has become so famous today, in the early 1960s. Trinci started a winemaking revolution in Montefalco that has turned Sagrantino into a media darling, producing wines of staggering concentration and intensity. The wine is aged in French oak, the wine has the power and weight but is also matched with elegance and suppleness. 2006 is also a great vintage for Italian Reds.