Burgundy

Montefalco & Montefalco Sagrantino

Montefalco is a DOC in Umbria, the landlocked region to the south of Tuscany: one of Italy's smaller regions for wine production. The DOC itself is 520 hectares dedicated mostly to Sangiovese which must constitute between 60 - 70% of the blend, and Sagrantino between 10 - 15%. Other varieties are allowed but can be no more than 30%.

The whites are mostly made from Grechetto, the main variety of nearby Orvieto, but there is a revived variety, Trebbiano Spoletino, that is the more interesting of the two.

Within the confines there is another DOC, a DOCG in fact, Montefalco Sagrantino, which there are further 400 hectares. This is a more powerful ageworthy red, one of central Italy's most distinctive wines. Montefalco Sagrantino can also come in the form of a sweet red, passito, also noteworthy and often delicious.

The region became famous because of the efforts one notable producer, Arnaldo Caprai, who elevated the quality and reputation of this hitherto little-known DOC/G. There are now several great producers in this region making distinctive and authentic wines. We follow the wines of Tenuta Alzatura who makes some superb wines with excellent price/quality ratio.

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  1. Tenuta Alzatura 2022 Montefalco Bianco 'Cortili'In stock

    A rare grape variety, Trebbiano Spoletino, is responsible for this citrus and bitter fruit scented white

  2. Tenuta Alzatura 2021 Montefalco RossoIn stock

    Sangiovese based red from Umbria's leading DOC for Red Wines

  3. Tenuta Alzatura Montefalco Mixed Case, 6 bottlesIn stock

    Special Price £113.94 Regular Price £119.94
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