Semèle – Montefalco Sagrantino Passito DOCG

Semèle - Sagrantino Passito DOCG

A wine born from our childhood memories when it was drunk during Easter meal with lamb and it was used as a tonic together with beaten egg yolk.
We have been the first going back to a low sugar residual; today we have received dozens of international awards.

SOIL clayey, sandy, lacustrine
TRAINING SYSTEM spurred cordon
CROPPING LEVEL ACCORDING TO DOCG REGULATIONS 80 quintals equal to 112.000 bottles
REAL PRODUCTION 20.000 bottles
GRAPES Sagrantino
GRAPE HARVEST hand picking in cases
SELECTION OF BUMCHES AND GRAPES hand selection through three vibrating tables
AGEING Stainless steel vat, cask and glass for 4 years.
AGEING POTENTIAL 10 – 15 years.
ALCOHOL CONTENT 14,5 % alc./vol.

Every Wine needs proper bunches selected to the right maturation.

For Semèle we select manually the 18% of grapes coming from our vineyards.

Sagrantino grapes are dried on rush mats on a place where we recreate temperature, humidity and ventilation of the best six vintages of the last forty years.

Fermentation is made on the skin under controlled temperature, the ageing is very long made in oak barrels and then it ages in bottles of 0,375 liters.

The colour is an intense ruby red, impenetrable, this wine has a remarkable concentration.

The aroma is rich: bramble jelly, figs and dried apricot, candied orange peel, balsamic and charred notes, vanilla, cinnamon, bitter chocolate, coffee.

The contrast between sweetness and tannin content fully represents the ancient tradition of Montefalco vinification. The wine is well-balanced, lingering, full-bodied.

Very leisurely, well-orchestrated and not cloying.

Traditionally matched with lamb. It is perfect with aged cheese, dark bitter chocolate, tart made with our marmalade of Sagrantino grapes.