Antonelli 2016 Montefalco Rosso DOC
Item Number: 12637
Sub Region: Umbria
Appellation/AVA: Montefalco Rosso DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 70% Sangiovese / 15% Sagrantino / 15% Montepulciano
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Certified Organic
Vinification Notes: Each grape variety is picked by hand and vinified separately. Fermentation occurs in contact with the skins for 2-3 weeks at 25°C. Malolactic fermentation takes place. The varieties are blended together and then aged in 25 hL oak barrels for 12 months. The wine clarifies spontaneously in cement vats with no need for filtration. The Montefalco Rosso ages in bottle for 6 months before release.
Tasting Notes: Antonelli Montefalco Rosso is a deep ruby red color with purple tints. The bouquet is intense and fruity with wild berries, cherries and plums. It shows enjoyable toasted aromas. It is generous, warm and beautifully balanced on the palate. This wine can be consumed immediately or can be cellared for several years. The freshness provided by the Sangiovese gives it an excellent drinkability. Pair it with flavorsome first courses like risotto, tagliatelle, and ravioli.
92pts (2015 Vintage) Wine Advocate 10/17/2019
"Montefalco Rosso is a category of Italian red wine that deserves more attention, in my opinion. The wine offers a frankness and a level of territorial authenticity that makes it stand alone, yet it is also very accessible and versatile in terms of all your standard meat and pasta pairings. This expression, the 2015 Montefalco Rosso Riserva, is well worth the price you pay for the bottle. The wine offers ample blackberry, smoke and dark spice."