There are red wines and then there are the wines of Umbria. If you haven’t yet tried these incredible wines, you are in for a special treat.
Produced almost exclusively from the gentle slopes of Montefalco in Umbria, Montefalco Rosso and Grechetto, are available from top producers like Arnaldo Caprai, Antonelli San Marco, Tenuta Castelbuono, Scacciadiavoli and Perticaia.
Our favorites include Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Rosso, Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso and Perticaia Montefalco Rosso.
Montefalco Rosso is a blend consisting of Sangiovese (60-70%), along with Sagrantino (10-15%) and other grapes such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon etc.(15-30%).
In Montefalco, plantings of the Sangiovese grape are traditionally widespread, as in many other wine regions of Central Italy. Montefalco Rosso takes its origin from a balanced combination of Sangiovese and Sagrantino, the latter giving structure to the wine. We loved pairing Montefalco Rosso with a rich grilled ribeye for some bold flavor.
Grechetto is a grape of Greek origins, planted throughout the region of Umbria, Italy. During the Renaissance, the mayor of Montefalco used to send a bottle of Grechetto as a precious gift to princes and important clergymen. A 100% Grechetto has a fruity aroma that makes the wine especially refreshing for the Spring/Summer season. This light wine was paired perfectly with grilled swordfish.
For more information, visit www.consorziomontefalco.it.