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Bocale Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG

Made exclusively from the grapes of the native Sagrantino, this wine combines perfectly aromatic expressiveness and structural elegance.  Of great character and personality, it gives its best with a perfect aging period.  Limited production.  Numbered bottles.

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Description

100% Sagrantino.  Well structured wine with smooth tannins, good length typical of the variety.  Typical scents of blackberries, currants and Maquis mediterranean, with notes of spice and vanilla.

Specifications

PAIRINGS
Goes well with pasta dishes, gnocchi in Sagrantino wine sauce, roasts and grills, aged cheeses.
AGING
24 months in French oak barrels and in the bottle for an additional 12 months.  It can mature in bottle for 15-20 years.
GRAPE VARIETALS
100% Sagrantino

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 – 2016
91 pts Wine Spectator – 2016
90 pts Wine Advocate – 2016
92+ pts Antonio Galloni – 2016