"Sagrantino is a native varietal of Umbria, which according to some, was brought to the region by Franciscan monks centuries ago. In the last 30 years, Sagrantino has enjoyed a resurgence in Umbria. Sacer, whose name comes from the Latin word for "sacred" is an elevated expression of Sagrantino made from the estate's two historic vineyards, Santa Maria del Fico and San Marco. This wine is only made in the best vintages. Deep ruby red in color. Intense and complex nose with hints of black fruit, licorice, dried tobacco, and spices. the flavor is rich, full bodied and elegant. A clear expression of the terroir and of the grape variety, with chewy tannins and long flavorful finish. Ideal with roasts, game and aged cheeses."~Winery Notes
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Còlpetrone became a member of the Saiagricola group in 1995 and is situated in the center of Umbria, a stone's throw from Foligno, Trevi and Bastardo. After a short time it became one of the key estates in the area of Montefalco, due to its spectacular red wine, Sagrantino of Montefalco. In the span of a few years time, Còlpetrone went from obscurity to an internationally recognized premier Sagrantino producer. The designation of a DOCG appellation for Sagrantino di Montefalco in 1992 solidified the standing of both the Sagrantino varietal and Còlpetrone. Today, the estate consists of 345 acres, 155 of which are vineyards. Còlpetrone produces 200,000 bottles annually, offering consumers Rosso di Montefalco, Sagrantino di Montefalco, Gold Sagrantino di Montefalco and Sagrantino di Montefalco Passito.