Sagrantino di Montefalco 2008 – Spolettoducale
A 100% Sagrantino from the dead centre of Umbria: the throbbing smell of sweltering heat in a glass backed up by a berry nose.
Quite strong at 14.5%, Ruby Red, lots of blackberries in the nose – still can’t taste the supposed Blueberries!
Lovely rounded structure.
Sagrantino di Montefalco. Passito 2006.
Desert in a glass: deep purple, very mellow and intense sweet wine – not at all cloying.
A very nice Passito.
2011 Greshetto, La Murola, Marche
A stalwart from the La Murola winery which we visited in Urbisaglia a few years back.
Donald & Dale treated us to this Vino Novello, Italian for Young Wine, also from La Murola.
Similar in style and thinking to a Beaujolais Nouveau, which some people get sniffy about, this is produced all over Italy and released on Nov 6th every year, unlike in France where it is released @ 00.01 on the Third Thursday of November
We chilled it – and despite its old (!) age it was a light and fruity, red wine perfect with lunch in the hot weather.