MONTEFALCO ROSSO RISERVA D.O.C.
This first release of the Estate’s Montefalco Riserva comes from specially selected grapes from the “Le Fonti” and “Saraceno” vineyard at Bevagna. It is a wine of great structure and elegance whose long maturation takes place in the heart of the Carapace, the Lunelli family’s winery-cum-sculpture in Umbria, which is certified as organic.
A splendid ruby red with garnet tinges.
Intriguing, with scents of wild violets and cherries in brandy, along with sweet spiciness and balm-like hints against a background of graphite.
It explodes vigorously on the palate with its rounded, elegant fruit and well-structured, ripe, well-balanced tannins. Its long, broad finish suggests that it still has considerable potential for ageing.
70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 15% Cabernet and Merlot, harvested by hand in September and October.
Family-owned vineyards at Bevagna.
Type of soil
A clay-silt mix with excellent agronomic potential, well-structured and resistant to summer drought.
Cordon Spur, 6250 vines per hectare.
45 hectolitres of wine per hectare.
Cold pre-maceration at 12°C for 20 hours. Maximum fermentation temperature: 26°-28°C in stainless steel.
18 months in tonneaux and large casks, followed by a minimum of 12 months in bottle.
First year of production