Tabarrini Sagrantino Colle Grimaldesco 2010
For four generations, the Tabarrini family has been nestled in the corner of Umbria outside of Montefalco. They have passionately tended their vineyards, yielding exceptional fruit for producing distinctive wines.
In the late 1990’s, Giampaolo Tabarrini put years of experience to use and decided to bottle his own wine. Giampaolo now makes some of the most highly respected wines from Central Italy. He produces the top 3 wines in the region and is called “The Rising Star of Umbria.” Tabarrini is continually well rated for his single-vineyard Sagrantino’s by Gambero Rosso, The Wine Advocate, and most recently, Wine Spectator.
REGION: Umbria (Montefalco)
GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Sagrantino.
VINIFICATION: Soaking on the skins for over a month.
CHARACTERISTICS: If Tabarrini wines are considered extreme, this label is even more so! A product of deep clay and a magnificent southern exposure, this wine is made from grapes of exceptional maturity. The resulting wine is aged in French oak and refined for many months in the bottle, and is not marketed until four years after harvest. A muscular and powerful red, incredibly complex, huge, with superb tannins and longevity.
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 15% vol