Friday, November 20, 2015

Tenuta Alzatura D.O.C.G. 2009 Montefalco Sagrantino

Tenuta Alzatura D.O.C.G. 2009 Montefalco Sagrantino, $19.99-$37.99, 90+ points, poured core black trending a copper/purple toward the clear rim and very leggy glass bowl.
The nose was a toasty black currant with truffle notes.
Nearly full-bodied with good acidity, strident tannin, with flavors reflective of the nose, and accenting licorice and savory notes, which were energized by a powerful 15% alcohol.
Finished long on the trailing palate, warm spice, and an enduring tannic finish (maybe too much for the tannin sensitive).
I loved this wine, and it paired well with my pepperoni pizza, but it really needs some time to mature.


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  1. D, This is Andrea Cecchi's estate in Umbria. The wine is great and needs age and substantial meat. I ink used it in a few of my Sagrantino reports. Unfortunately, not imported to the US any longer. Yet. But it will hopefully be coming back.

    1. Interesting! I mentioned in my reply to you (Banfi 2004 BM) that this guy who said Banfi was his go to winery, that at $20 he might want to try this one! To me, it's a great Italian food red wine with a kick to it.

    2. $20 is a steal for that wine. It's at least $30 around here. And at that price, cheap for Sagrantino. Most Montefalco Rosso's are $20+

  2. Nice packaging. Did you buy a whole case? I hope you did as this sounds like a fine wine, (although alc. a little high).