RC2 Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2014

This silky and substantial red wine is made from 100% Sagrantino, a highly-esteemed grape indigenous to the Montefalco area of Umbria. Locals unanimously agree that the variety is at its finest in the hills surrounding Gualdo Cattaneo.  Here, the combination of microclimate, elevation, and unique soils makes it possible to obtain wines of truly exceptional character. The wine name and label pay tribute to Riccardo Cotarella's first grandson, Riccardo Chiasso, who shares the initials, RC, with his grandfather.

Tasting Notes

Intense ruby-red in color, intoxicating aromas of black fruit and blackberry complement undertones of black cherry, tobacco, and graphite. On the palate, fine-grained tannins and well-integrated alcohol result in a silky mouthfeel and perfect structural balance.

Food Pairing

Pair with roasted pork, Hollandaise sauces, pasta with truffles and cream sauce, or artisanal sausages.

Production Info
Vineyard size
7.5 acres
Soil composition
Clay-Loam and Coal
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
990 feet
Vines/acre
1,400
Yield/acre
1.6 tons
Exposure
Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1995
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
2006
Bottles produced of this wine
6,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Sagrantino
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New
Length of alcoholic fermentation
14 days
Fermentation temperature
64-82 °F
Maceration technique
Cold Soak Maceration, Racking, Punchdown, and Aeration
Maceration length
8
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Length of bottle aging
8 months
Type of oak
French
Length of aging before bottling
24 months

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