Sagrantino

July 7, 2024

Sagrantino is an ancient Italian wine grape variety originated in the Umbria region of central Italy, particularly around the town of Montefalco. Historically, it has been cultivated for centuries in this region, with records dating back to the Middle Ages. Today, it is primarily grown in the Montefalco area, where it is used to produce both dry red and sweet red wines. Sagrantino’s unique character has gained it recognition as one of Italy’s most distinctive grape varieties. The name “Sagrantino” itself comes from the Italian word “sagra” (ital.: “festival”), emphasizing the use of the grape in religious ceremonies and festivals of those times.

Sagrantino wine

Flavor

Sagrantino is known for its thick skins and high tannins, produces deeply colored, full-bodied wines with intense flavors of dark fruits, spices, and earthy undertones.

Sagrantino wine

Food Pairing

Sagrantino wines pair excellently with rich meats like steak or lamb, hearty dishes featuring mushrooms, and aged cheeses such as Pecorino or Parmigiano-Reggiano.

Sagrantino wine