This wine has just hit the shelves at the LCBO! Its intense. Ruby red in colour that first hits with ripe cherry and finishes with a long floral taste on the palate.
The winery was established in the 19th century, which now is the oldest winery in the Montefalco appellation. Scacciadiavoli translates to “cast out the devils”, which takes its name from a 19th century exorcist, who lived in the small village bordering the vineyard – crazy! The winery is part of Montefalco 2015: The new Green Revolution project.
Year Established: 1884
Vineyards: The winery is built into the hill consisting of four vertical levels allowing the use of gravity throughout the production.
Situated on a hilltop with a splendid 360 degree panoramic view of the city of Montefalco, this winey has over 60 years of wine growing expertise. The winery produces all of its own energy. It is energy efficient, and relies solely on solar energy to power production
New wines coming to the LCBO this fall:
- Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Rosso DOC 2011 – $21.00, release date: September 19, 2015
- Scacciadiavoli Grechetto Umbria IGT 2014 – $14.95, release date: October 31, 2015
- Arnaldo Caprai DOC Anima Umbra Rosso 2013 – $16.95, release date: November 28, 2015
Sagrantino is a bold and tannic varietal, with a powerful footing and a fruity bouquet. Rustic and hearty fare such as prime cuts of steak, game meat, and aromatic cheeses will find a willing accomplice in this dry and robust red. The grape dates back to 1549, and was originally cultivated by Franciscan monks who used it as a sacramental wine. By the 1960s, the varietal nearly disappeared; however, due to the efforts of a handful of producers, as well as the Montefalco Wine Consortium, it made a strong comeback. Today, more than 2,500 acres of Sagrantino are planted in the area, and it is on its way to competing with other acclaimed Italian wines such as Brunello, Amarone, and Barbaresco.