"Umbria?s liquid red gold: Sagrantino" Top 5 Page for this destination Umbria Favorite Tip by Trekki
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Favorite thing: Umbria is famous for two wines: red Sagrantino and white Orvieto. (oh well, this reminds me that I completely forgot to plan a tip about Orvieto wine?.)
Sagrantino is so famous that there is even a special website devoted to this wine:
La Strada del Sagrantino
If you look at this website (where it says enter) you can see that Sagrantino grapes are mostly found around Bevagna and Montefalco. The history of these grapes is quite interesting, although it is not yet clear where they were brought from. But they date back to the 16th century and the wine was mostly made and drunk my the monks, thus the name Sagrantino, which is believed to have its origin in ?sacrament?.
Montefalco?s Sagrantino received the D.O.C.G. in 1992 and is thus the 12th Italian wine with this quality label.
It is difficult to name or pick out the best winery, all are excellent. The website above provides many wine cellars where you can taste their delicious products. Or check out the long list, Consortium Vinii Montefalco has, not only of Montefalco but also of Bevagna, Gualdo Cattaneo, Bastia Umbria, Torgiano.
Ah, Torgiano, that?s another famous place for wine, but white wine in this case. It is located south of Perugia, where Lungarotti has opened his famous wine museum
And as I mentioned, Orvieto is famous for its white wine, the Orvieto Classico
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