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Bocale Montefalco Rosso DOC

Montefalco Rosso is a typical Umbrian wine with great versatility, which can match the complexity of a great wine with freshness and drinkability.  It is a blend of Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Merlot and Colorino.  It is an ideal companion for a wide variety of dishes.

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Description

70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 10% Merlot and 5% Colorino.  This red blend is well structured, balanced with soft tannins and good persistence. The aroma is of floral scents, reminiscent of violets, accompanied by fruity notes of ripe cherry and lightly spicy notes.

Specifications

PAIRINGS
Goes well with pasta dishes, soups with legumes, red meat and poultry.
AGING
12 months in barrels and in the bottle for an additional 6 months.  It can mature in bottle for 10-15 years.
GRAPE VARIETALS
70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 10% Merlot and 5% Colorino

The Producer

The Valentini family has been connected to the City of Montefalco by history and personal experiences for over one hundred years.

The background is the special Umbria Region, full of history and culture, where the act of every farmer is full of folk wisdom, simplicity, passion and sacrifice.
The family’s philosophy is influenced by the history of men working in fields, surrounded by the rare beauty of it’s hilly landscape.

In 2002, the Valentini tradition continues in the newgeneration of Valentini revitalizing the environmental and cultural heritage and creating Bocale, a winery built on the old passion for wine passed down through generations.
Bocale in dialect, is a term used to indicate a two-liter mug of wine or olive oil, but also the name by which this family of Montefalco has always been known.
The productions of Montefalco Rosso and Montefalco Sagrantino are authentic expressions of an innovation in the tradition, where the fruits of nature are mixed with the perfection and simplicity of human gestures.
Central elements of the philosophy behind Bocale wine is the respect given to environmental cycles and the handcrafted process that makes the wine such a natural product full of personality.

 

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Ratings and Reviews

91 pts. James Suckling – 2018
91 pts. Antonio Galloni – 2018