Sagrantino Montefalco DOCG 2017 – Cantina Pardi
Spiced blueberry and blackberry aromas with hints of dried flowers and spicy notes. This wine is big, complex, and rich. The delicious palate shows intense ripe black cherry, plum, carob and baking spice. Firm, velvety tannins and fresh acidity provide good balance. The ideal pairing for a wine of this kind is undoubtedly represented by red meats. It pairs excellently with roasts, stews, and braised meats. While it shines in these preparations, it should not be underestimated in its ability to complement white meats and game as well. It also excels in combination with truffles and Porcini mushrooms.
Decanting for a few hours is recommended.
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Cantina Fratelli Pardi story begins in 1919 when the three brothers, Alfredo, Francesco and Alberto establish it. The winery was, back then, located on the ground floor of the San Marco Hospital, that belonged to the stately building of Saint Francis in Montefalco. The grapes, used in the wine production, partly belonged to the family and some were bought from other local landowners.
White and red wines were produced and marketed, but it was the Sagrantino, exclusively Passito, to be the foremost. The wines were sold all over Umbria, and eventually out of the region, to eminent customers such as the Vatican. In 2002 the founders’ great grand-sons, Francesco, Gianluca Rio and Alberto Mario, driven by the will of the Pardi family to keep on the tradition, and with the help of their parents Agostino and Alberto, restore the building in Montefalco and revive their great-grandfathers’ winery. Today the brothers Alberto Mario and Gianluca Rio, with their enthusiasm and hard work, are the new era of the Pardi wine’s legacy.
Sagrantino di Montefalco
Sagrantino di Montafalco is a red wine from Umbria, typically powerful and with great depth of flavor. The core style is dry, though passito sweet wines may also be made. DOCG status was granted in 1992.
The wines must now made entirely from native black grape Sagrantino, grown around the town of Montefalco. Earlier versions of the DOCG regulations allowed for up to 5 percent of other varieties.
The dry reds must be aged for at least 37 months, including 12 months in barrel and 4 months in bottle. Through increased care during vinification and attention to ageing practices, these Sagrantino wines have evolved from highly tannic and rustic into wines of respected quality.
There are just 357 hectares (882 acres) of vines recorded for the DOCG.