iTALY'S NEXT GOLDEN DENOMINAZIONE?
Umbria is a land unto itself, the only Italian region that borders neither the sea nor another country. Removed from outside influences, it has kept alive many of Italy's old-world traditions. You'll see grandmothers in aprons making pasta by hand and front doors that haven't been locked in a century. Sagrantino is the most coveted varietal. Merlot thrives in Umbria and only Bordeaux crafts a better one.Sangiovese and Montepulciano are widely used in the blending..
2015 NAPO'S UMBRIA ROSSO $13
A RED BLEND OF SANGIONVESE SUPPORTED BY SAGRANTINO, CILIEGIOLO, MERLOT, AND MONTEPULCIANO FROM THE AREA OF MONTEFALCO IN UMBRIA. THERE'S A LOT OF RICH RED FRUIT UP FRONT, BUT THEN THAT TURNS INTO A RUSTIC SPICY MID PALATE THAT TRANSITIONS TO WOOD SMOKE AND DRY TANNIN. GREAT WITH PIZZA OR SPAGHETTI IN MEAT SAUCE.
2013 NAPO'S MONTEFALCO ROSSO $15
60% SANGIOVESE, 20% SAGRANTINO, 10% MONTEPULCIANO, 10% MERLOT. MEDIUM-BODIED WITH RED AND BLACK FRUIT FLAVORS, GOOD TANNIN STRUCTURE,UN FILTERED. TRY THIS WITH SAUSAGES, GAME BIRDS AND HARD CHEESE.
2015 PEPPUCCI "PETRORO 4" TODI ROSSO $15
Petroro 4 is packed with a rich fruit driven character, and very good balance.80% Sangiovese, 15% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.