2016 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco

Sagrantino - 750ML
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VN 92 WS 92 JS 91 WA 91
VN 92

Vinous, June 2021

Blackberries, plums, sweet mint, cedar and hints of sour citrus form a deeply captivating display as the 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino blossoms in the glass. Its silky textures wash across the palate with rosy red fruits and...
WS 92

Wine Spectator, June 2021

Pungent smoke and tobacco notes on the nose transition to sweet dried cherry and raspberry fruit flavors on the palate in this full-bodied red. Dense tannins show a creamy edge, knitting them more easily to the fruit...
JS 91

jamessuckling.com, July 2021

Blackcurrants and berries with hints of dried apple and fresh cumin seeds. Medium body with a bright, fruit and mineral palate and lightly chewy tannins. Drink now.
WA 91

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2023

The 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino draws its fruit from 30-year-old vines in a seven-hectare plot with southwest exposures. This wine offers plump fruit and modern styling that is achieved thanks to careful fermentation and...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Sagrantino
Country Italy
Region Umbria
Sub-region Montefalco
Vintage 2016
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

The 2016 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco is a red wine hailing from the Montefalco sub-region in Umbria, Italy. Produced by Scacciadiavoli, this wine is made from the Sagrantino varietal and boasts an alcohol content of 15%, contained under a traditional cork closure.

Drawing its fruit from 30-year-old vines in a seven-hectare plot with southwest exposures, the 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino has a rich heritage and meticulous production process. The wine undergoes careful fermentation and aging in oak, resting in large casks for two years, resulting in a modern, plump fruit profile.

Monica Larner of Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded the wine a score of 91, noting its "dark cherry, spice, and barbecue smoke" aromas. Larner highlights the "relatively softer Sagrantino tannins" and the integrated alcohol content, adding that the wine's modern styling is achieved through its careful production process.

James Suckling, also giving the wine a score of 91, describes it as having "blackcurrants and berries with hints of dried apple and fresh cumin seeds." He praises its "medium body with a bright, fruit and mineral palate" and mentions the "lightly chewy tannins," recommending to "drink now."

Vinous provided a slightly higher score of 92, lauding the wine's deeply captivating display of "blackberries, plums, sweet mint, cedar, and hints of sour citrus." The review emphasizes its "silky textures" and "rosy red fruits and mineral tones," noting that it finishes "long and structured yet also incredibly fresh and floral." Vinous suggests that the 2016 Sagrantino is a harmonious effort that will excel through medium-term cellaring.

Wine Spectator also rated the wine at 92, remarking on its "pungent smoke and tobacco notes" which transition to "sweet dried cherry and raspberry fruit flavors." The review highlights the "dense tannins" and "citrus peel acidity," noting that it has a "grippy finish" and is best enjoyed from 2023 through 2030. With a production of 3,000 cases and 1,000 cases imported, this wine is both limited and noteworthy.

Overall, the 2016 Scacciadiavoli Sagrantino di Montefalco is a well-crafted red wine that has received praise for its balance of fruit, tannins, and acidity, making it suitable for both immediate enjoyment and medium-term cellaring.