About the Wine
You'll be hard pressed finding a more complex Italian wine at this price point. Made using predominately Sangiovese, with equal parts Sagrantino and Montepulciano, this brings together the best of these varieties to create a powerful, but balanced, wine.
After seeing 12 months in large format oak, six months in concrete and a further six in bottle before release, the wine is still on the fresh side but can be easily drunk now for those who like some aged characters. Dried sour cherries dominate, with wild berries, sage, leather and tobacco. Firm tannins, too, which highlight the savoury characters of the wine. It's meant to be drunk with a meal - a hearty pasta or some game would be the bet here.
About Antonelli Contrario
The Antonelli family bought the almost 200 hectares which make up the estate in 1881, making it one of the oldest estates in Montefalco.
As well as red vartietals; Sagrantino and Sangiovese, they also grow Grechetto and Trebbiano Spoletino.