Umbria is the home to Sangiovese based red wines, but with the addition of the local grape variety Sagrantino. The DOC of Montefalco Rosso requires the blend to be comprised of 60-70% Sangiovese, 10-15% Sagrantino, and the remainder from other red grapes (typically Merlot).
The Fattoria Colsanto estate was established in 2001, in Bavegna, a locality within the Montefalco DOCG production area in the heart of Umbria. The original eighteenth century farmhouse is surrounded by 20 hectares of vineyards that boast 7500 vines per hectare of Sagrantino, Sangiovese and Merlot. They have a very modern winery, plus they boast 6 beautiful villas on the estate which can be rented out.
Their wines are defined by a rich deep colour, earthy complexity, dusty tannins and concentrated red-black fruits. It is a wine that is ready to drink now, but will benefit from short term cellaring. This Montefalco Rosso has a swagger, but it is moderated by bright tannins and an underlying freshness and minerality. This is a beautifully balanced wine that offers the complexity and structure you want, but it is not going to whack you around the head with too much flavour and oak. A lovely wine, with rich, complex layers of black cherry and spice, tied together with medium tannins.
The wine is aged for 15 months before bottling (70% oak Barrels – 30% Stainless Steel)