Sunday, 6 July 2008
THE SAGRANTINO WINE FESTIVAL AT MONTEFALCO WILL START AT SEPTEMBER
Special guets of the event: the Sagrantino wine special 2004, that is considered one of the best wine in the world.
It will be held in Montefalco (Umbria) but also in Bevagna, Castel Ritaldi, Gualdo Cattaneo and Giano dell'Umbria, from the 20th al 23th of Spetember.
Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG or Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG wines are named after the Sagrantino grape from which they are made. Cultivated for centuries on the hills of Umbria, Sagrantino is considered autochthonous, although there are various theories as to its origin. Some believe it to have come from Spain, others say it was imported by the first Franciscan friars, and others still claim that it was brought into Italy by the Saracens. This DOCG makes a major contribution to the reputation the Region of Umbria has earned as producer of fine wines, known and consumed by popes and governors during the Renaissance. The production zone covers the entire territory of the Communes of Montefalco, Bevagna, Gualdo Cattaneo, Castel Ritaldi and Giano dell’Umbria, within the province of Perugia. The maximum grape yield must not be over 8,000 kg per hectare of specialized vineyard. The vinification and mandatory aging operations must be done within the communes included in the production zone.
Don't miss a visit to this cellar:
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