Sagrantino is an Italian red grape variety that is indigenous to the region of Umbria in Central Italy.
It is grown primarily in the village of Montefalco and its surrounding areas, with only 1,631 acres (660 ha) dedicated to the grape in the hands of about 50 producers.
With such small production, the wine is not widely known outside Italy, although it was granted DOCG status in 1992.
The grape has one of the highest tannic levels of any variety in the world, and creates wines that are inky purple with an almost-black center.
The bouquet is one of dark, brooding red fruits with hints of plum, cinnamon, and earth.
The Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG requires 100 percent Sagrantino used, with at least 29 months aging required, before release.
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