Colle Alle Macchie Montefalco Sagrantino

Wine Type: Red Wine

Country: Italy

Region: Umbria

Grapes: 100% Sagrantino

Tasting Notes: If Tabarrini wines are considered extreme, this label is even more so! A product of deep clay and a magnificent southern exposure, this wine is made from grapes of exceptional maturity. The resulting wine is aged in French oak and refined for many months in the bottle, and is not marketed until four years after harvest. A muscular and powerful red, incredibly complex, huge, with superb tannins and longevity.

Aging: 36 months in French oak barrels. 18 months in bottle.

Wine Advocate: “The 2013 Montefalco Sagrantino Colle alle Macchie is perhaps the most important of Tabarrini’s single-vineyard wines. The tannic Sagrantino grape is aged in large oak casks for three years. Grapes are planted in clay soils with full southern exposures. This is a balanced and very hearty red wine that possesses striking richness and density. The wine’s firm structure has been softly tempered, thanks to the long barrel-aging period.”

Wine Spectator: “There’s a pleasing creaminess to the intense tannins of this harmonious, full-bodied red, offering crushed cassis and black raspberry fruit that shows accents of lavender and rosemary, with licorice, espresso and loamy earth notes. An iron fist in a velvet glove, this should unfurl beautifully with age.”

95 points, Wine Spectator (2013)
92 points, Wine Advocate (2013)