Connecticut Cottages & Gardens - October 2013

A New Wine in Town

Spice, wood, balsamic, black cherry, dark chocolate and animal hide is how Perticaia winemaker Alessandro Meniconi described the flavor of Sagrantino, an indigenous variety found only in Montefalco, Umbria. The Umbrian wine region has strong hopes that Sagrantino will join the short list of Italy’s internationally recognized wines, alongside Barolo, Brunello, Barbaresco and the Super Tuscans.