Lunch & Dinner @ Casa Tre Sorelli. Sagrantino di Montefalco 2008 – Spolettoducale. Passito 2006. Greshetto 2011, La Murola, Marche

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.

Refreshing, lots of apricots, pleasant with lunch or as an aperitif.

La Murola Sangiovese Novello 2012

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.


“Podere Il Caio” Grechetto dell’Umbria IGT 2012. Restaurante Il Panciolle

This is a 100% pure Grechetto, normally a blending grape which features heavily in Orvieto whites. The friendly waiter in Il Panciolle suggested this when I asked if the local wine I’d chosen was dry (& @€12 on the carte somewhat less than I’d chosen – so downsold too).

Lovely pale green yellowy colour, good legs, beautiful nose. Great bang of citrus fruit – mainly apricots – rounded but crisp, dry with a very clean palate finish, this was a delicious compliment to our meal out on the terrace. Me – bruschette pomodorro followed by strangozzi al tartufo. L – Antipasto misto followed by strangozzi al verdure. A complimentary Amara rounded off an excellent meal.

Castello di Corbara have been cultivating Grechetto for some time and we’ll come back to this one again.

We took a nightcap in the piazza mercati, cold, clean, refreshing Menabrea Lager. Craft Brewery using alpine water. Nice story.