Montefalco ("meditation wine")
Torrito Del Falco
A wonderfully aromatic and enjoyable wine, with deep aromas and colour. A wine to be sniffed and slowly savoured. My beloved and I enjoyed a glass of this wine in the warmth of the garden (for the first time this year). It is dry on the mouth (described on the label as 'austere' on the palate) but a really good wine.
From the label:
The Montefalco Sagrantino "Torrito del Falco" wine is produced in the Montefalco city territory. Aged 36 months, 12 of which in French oak barrels, it is an extremely intense red ruby in colour with violet highlights. Its scent has a hint of blackberry, prune jam, liquorish, which fade into notes of vanilla left due to its ageing in the French oak barriques. To the palate it is austere and robust, with noticeable tannins which are full flavoured. The Montefalco Sagrantino "Torrito del Falco" accompanies important dishes of red meats and fowl, wild boar, mixed grilled meats and matured cheeses, but it may also be tasted as a meditation wine. It is recommended to decant the wine an hour before serving.