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Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG Passito

Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG Passito

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Since the 19th century Botti family produces this passito with long periods of natural air-drying.

The exquisite bouquet of blackberries, cloves, and cinnamon is as persistent in the nose as in the mouth.

Grapes: 1005 Sagrantino

Production zone: Pietrauta Montefalco

Altitude: 450 m asl

Exposure: Well-exposed south-facing slopes

Soil: Loose, composed of river pebbles and sand, alternating with clay beds

Age of vines: 15-20 years

Training system: Spurred cordon

Yield: 8-10 bounces per plant after thinning

Harvest: From early October - manual

Vinification: Drying the grapes over wooden racks for about 2 months and 10-15 days on-skin fermentation after pressing. 

Aging: 30 months in stainless steel vats,7 months in bottle

Additives: A very low dose of sulphites added at the time of pressing. No other chemical additives, Clarification by repeated decanting. No use of herbicides in the vineyards.

Serving temperature: 18-20 C

The vineyard is located at 470 meters above sea level just 3 km from Montefalco, along the southern slope of a splendid ridge that, rising between Assisi and Spoleto, dominates the Umbrian Valley. This has always been the most suitable area of ​​the entire municipal area for the cultivation of Sagrantino di Montefalco.

The company, founded in the early 1900s, has always included Sagrantino vineyards: our family has continued to preserve their traditions and winemaking techniques for decades, even when they had almost disappeared elsewhere.

We vinify in the family farmhouse only a very limited quantity of grapes, with traditional techniques and natural processes. The vineyards, about 9 hectares, are located near an archaeological area linked to the early medieval routes of the Flaminia and the Saracen troops of Frederick II.

Our wines come directly from the vineyards we have here in Montefalco, where we produce natural and unfiltered wines, in limited production (about 30,000 bottles/year).

In addition to the dry and passito Montefalco Sagrantino D.O.C.G, we produce the Rosso Galdino igt, the Grechetto igt.

The production of extra virgin olive oil is also historic: we keep secular plants of precious varieties such as Moraiolo, Leccino, Frantoio and the rare native variety San Felice, thus bottling an extra virgin olive oil, a blend of the 4 varieties and a monocultivar of "moraiolo".

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