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.

About Madeline Puckette

James Beard Award-winning author and Wine Communicator of the Year. I co-founded Wine Folly to help people learn about wine. @WineFolly

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