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Còlpetrone
Rosso di Montefalco DOC
Umbria

Sagrantino is a native varietal of Umbria, which, according to some, was brought to the region by Franciscan monks centuries ago. In the last 30 years, Sagrantino has enjoyed a resurgence in Umbria. Rich in tannins and polyphenols, Colpetrone takes extensive care in the cultivation of Sagrantino order to produce an elegant, balanced wine.

This blend can be enjoyed right away, but has enough structure to age 5-6 years.


Owner: Unipol Assicurazioni S.p.A.
Website: www.tenutedelcerro.it
Winemaker: Riccardo Cotarella
Type: Red wine
Varietals: Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Merlot

Vineyard Location: Marcellano (Gualdo Cattaneo)
Orientation: Southeast
Elevation: 350 m a.s.l.
Trellising: Spurred cordon
Vines/Acre: 4,000-5,000/Ha
Soil: Limy soil with clay deposits

Vinification
Fermentation using selected yeasts in stainless steel tanks for 10-12 days at 24-28 °C. Maceration on the skins with daily pumping over; one delestage during alcoholic fermentation for 10 days

Aging Process
12 months in French oak barriques, then bottle refined for 6 months

Tasting Notes
Color: Intense ruby red with purple hints
Bouquet: Ample fruit nose of raspberries and hints of spices and vanilla
Flavor: Structured with tannins that complement the wine’s roundnes
Pairings: Suitable for white meats, red meats, roasts and game

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 100,000 bottles