During the presentation of the new Guida Veronelli at Hotel Donna Camilla Savelli in Rome it was clear that there are numerous wine growing districts in Italy – from north to south – that managed to produce at least one wine of really highly quality. And one of the excellences that came to light from Umbria is Terre de la Custodia’s Montefalco Sagrantino Exubera DOCG 2006.
Thanks to the partnership between Seminario Permanente Luigi Veronelli, a no-profit association grouping companies and professionals in the agri-food industry, commerce and quality foodservice, and Gold Directory, an association of major hotels in Italy and the rest of the world, Francesco Borromini’s splendid 18th century building in Rome was the venue for this important gathering of Italian wine experts.
Refined for 12 months in barriques and at least six years in the bottle, our Montefalco Sagrantino Exubera DOCG 2006 is garnet red with orange tints; it’s rich in heady aromas like blackberry preserve, prunes and sweet spices, with balsamic notes, black truffle and toasted bread, and smoothly round in the mouth, with a long and persistent end. It certainly convinced the jury, who chose it as one of the finest wines out of the land of Umbria.