Sagrantino


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A rare, central-Italian red found mostly in Umbria. It’s recently been noted to contain some of the highest polyphenol (antioxidants) levels of of any red wine.

Primary Flavors

  • Plum Sauce
  • Licorice
  • Black Tea
  • Black Olive
  • Black Pepper

Taste Profile

Bone-dry

Full Body

High Tannins

Medium-high Acidity

13.5–15% ABV

Handling


  • SERVE
    60–68°F / 15-20°C

  • GLASS TYPE
    Oversized

  • DECANT
    1 Hour

  • CELLAR
    10+ Years

Food Pairing

Given Sagrantino’s super high tannin and astringency, look for dishes that feature fat and umami. Earthy sausages, wild mushrooms, and cheese all match well.

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