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Tasting Highlights: Sagrantino di Montefalco

A dozen Italian reds made from the leading grape of Umbria
Jo Cooke, James Suckling
Posted: June 6, 2008

The Sagrantino grape is considered the top local variety in Umbria, though it lacks the popularity of its Sangiovese cousin, which dominates plantings in neighboring Tuscany. But producers in the region are confident that one day their historic native red variety might achieve the "noble" status enjoyed not only by Sangiovese, but also Piedmont's Nebbiolo or Campania's Aglianico.

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