“Not particularly expressive on the nose, although there are subtle notes of citrus and herb. Attractive mouth feel, with apple and pear dominating. There is some movement toward peach on the mid palate, before finishing with a pleasant dry note of yellow fruit. Well balanced, well made. Drink soon.”
“Ripe and concentrated on the nose. Explosive berry and forest fruit notes, revealing dry earth and hedgerow with time. Little touch of sweet spice. Brawny texture, but nicely integrated fruit, acidity and alcohol. Fairly smooth on the finish. Impressively distintive.”
Perticaia is an important producer of Umbria’s cult status red wine Montefalco Sagrantino. It was set up in 2000 by local viticultural consultant Guido Guardigli, who planted 15 hectares on gentle slopes at around 300m.
Based in the Umbrian town of Torgiano, and with an estate in Montefalco, the Lungarotti family has worked tirelessly to put the region on the world wine map. Founded in 1950s Giorgio Lungarotti and continued today by his daughter Chiara, Lungarotti embraces both tradition and innovation, and is a benchmark name for the cultivation of Sangiovese and Sagrantino.