James Suckling 90
Quite a meaty and lightly herbal rendition of Sagrantino, this trades in peperoncino, pine cones and earth. Full-bodied and round with resolved, though drying tannins.~JS
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. Rich in tannins and polyphenols, Colpetrone takes extensive care in the cultivation of Sagrantino order to produce an elegant, balanced wine. Sagrantino di Montefalco received DOCG designation in the 1990s. Intense ruby red color. Ample nose of red fruit with spices and a subtle hint of vanilla, dried fruits and chocolate. On the palate it is fresh, well-structured, with concentrated tannins in its youth, featuring a long, velvety 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.