In a nutshell:
A quite complex and intriguing Italian red from one of Umbria's historic cellars.
The Umbria region, from where this wine hails, is Tuscany's smaller, landlocked, neighbour and here, like its neighbour, Sangiovese is the base for many of the red wines. This Montefalco Rosso is a case in point being made from 70% Sangiovese, but it also has 15% Sagrantino which is indigenous to Umbria and which adds a touch of lightness to the blend. After fermentation it's matured for 12 months in large oak barrels and the result is a powerful and complex wine with notes of blackberries, black cherry, chocolate, coffee, herbs and spices. The tannins are bold, but well balanced and it makes for a well rounded and welcoming central Italian red.
When to drink:
This is a classic Italian red to drink with food;think things like Lasagne, Sunday roasts and warming comfrot foods in general.