Sagrantino

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The Mosby Sagrantino was the first domestically-produced Sagrantino available for sale. Sagrantino is an Italian grape varietal that grows around the hilltop town of Montefalco in Umbria. Bill imported the cuttings and tended them in his estate vineyard for four years before his first Californian Sagrantino harvest in 2006. The wine is true to its Italian heritage; dark garnet-red in the glass, this wine offers up exotic fragrances including rose petal and horehound. The flavor combines brooding elements of tobacco, “sotto di bosco” (fruit of the forest floor) abd sassafras bark intertwined with bold dark fruit and a chewy, mouth-filling texture. The firm tannins complement these rich flavors and create a pleasantly-defined finish. This release is still a youngster so we recommend opening the wine to breathe for about a half hour, then serving it with full-flavored foods. We enjoy our Sagrantino with cheeses such as Manchego, Cabrales or Parmesan; red meats including bison, lamb, game or pepper steak; poultry such as squab or duck and any dish flavored with truffles, mint or rosemary. This wine will cellar well for 5 to 7 years.

We have 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 vintages available.

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The Sagrantino vine is indigenous to the Umbrian region of Italy, particularly around the hill top town of Montefalco.   The 2014 Mosby Sagrantino is estate-grown, a dark garnet-red in the glass, with  aromatics of vanilla, elderberries and brambles. The rich, concentrated flavors are big and beefy, with root and tobacco notes, and the pronounced mouth feel is supported by firm tannins.  Naturally, a candidate for red meats,  pork or pungent cheeses. Fun facts: Pliny the Elder and Saint Francis of Assisi drank Sagrantino, and it is reported to have the highest concentration of anti-oxidants of any red wine. (So it’s good for you!)

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Sagrantino

2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

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