Azienda Agraria Scacciadiavoli

Sagrantino di Montefalco

9.0297 ratings
9.035 pro ratings
Montefalco, Perugia, Umbria, Italy
Sagrantino
Top Notes For
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2012 / Ha, in a blind tasting I thought this was a Brunello. 🤨 it does not have that typical stubborness of #sagrantino that I like do much. Brown rim, shy smell with cedar, noble. So much refinement. It may be a bit atypical for #umbria but who cares?

Vintage 2012 / Ha, in a blind tasting I thought this was a Brunello. 🤨 it does not have that typical stubborness of #sagrantino that I like do much. Brown rim, shy smell with cedar, noble. So much refinement. It may be a bit atypical for #umbria but who cares?

Dec 15th, 2018
Andrew Lohse

Pepper, leather, licorice / blackberry / firm tannic structure

Pepper, leather, licorice / blackberry / firm tannic structure

Jun 18th, 2018
Michael Chelus

Cherry, raspberry, cranberry, smoke, loamy earth and hints of spice. Good structure and moderate tannins.

Cherry, raspberry, cranberry, smoke, loamy earth and hints of spice. Good structure and moderate tannins.

Jan 18th, 2018
Michael Chelus

Black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, plum, licorice, mossy earth and oak. Great structure and moderate tannins.

Black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, plum, licorice, mossy earth and oak. Great structure and moderate tannins.

Aug 28th, 2017
Meg Maker

Wine Writer, Maker's Table

9.4

Brilliant garnet with glints of orange flame. Pearly aromatics offer the scent of earthy flowers, spicy leather, pine woods, cherries. It smells somehow both old and newly sprung, like springtime in autumn, autumn lit by flowers. Then the tannins arrive, like a drying wind that blows these blossoms from the trees, revealing a tannic spine. Beautiful. 15.5% abv | $39 (sample)

Brilliant garnet with glints of orange flame. Pearly aromatics offer the scent of earthy flowers, spicy leather, pine woods, cherries. It smells somehow both old and newly sprung, like springtime in autumn, autumn lit by flowers. Then the tannins arrive, like a drying wind that blows these blossoms from the trees, revealing a tannic spine. Beautiful. 15.5% abv | $39 (sample)

5 people found it helpfulNov 27th, 2014
Ryan Flinn

Wonderfully complex wine, still very tart after 8 years but starting to show some layers. Cranberry, dried prune, sage and an intense, but fleeting, note of concentrated blueberry.

Wonderfully complex wine, still very tart after 8 years but starting to show some layers. Cranberry, dried prune, sage and an intense, but fleeting, note of concentrated blueberry.

2 people found it helpfulNov 28th, 2016
Bryce Wiatrak

Over the course of a few hours, this wine has transformed from a pillar of austerity to a thing of beauty. A riper expression of Sagrantino, the delicacy of flavors - dried rose petal and lavender - prove a fascinating juxtaposition to the firm backbone of tannin that grows chalkier and more brittle with time in the glass. Kirsch, graphite, and rosemary.

Over the course of a few hours, this wine has transformed from a pillar of austerity to a thing of beauty. A riper expression of Sagrantino, the delicacy of flavors - dried rose petal and lavender - prove a fascinating juxtaposition to the firm backbone of tannin that grows chalkier and more brittle with time in the glass. Kirsch, graphite, and rosemary.

1 person found it helpfulApr 6th, 2018
Ed Matthews

Big high-toned (not quite VA) nose with lots of deep dark fruits, on the palate slightly overripe to my taste and exhibiting a potpourri of fruits à la Zinfandel. New oak influence is profound. I want my Sagrantino back.

Big high-toned (not quite VA) nose with lots of deep dark fruits, on the palate slightly overripe to my taste and exhibiting a potpourri of fruits à la Zinfandel. New oak influence is profound. I want my Sagrantino back.

1 person found it helpfulMay 7th, 2015
Juan Munoz-Oca

6-8

Aug 1st, 2016
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.1

Light bodied, high alc. Reminded me of a very refined zinfandel.

Light bodied, high alc. Reminded me of a very refined zinfandel.

Apr 6th, 2016