DIRECTLY AT YOUR HOME
Buy our products with a click.
Terre de la Custodia

Montefalco Sagrantino “Melanto” DOCG

The process

The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and placed in fermentation with inoculation of selected yeasts in steel vats with automatic pumping over and temperature control systems. Alcoholic fermentation lasts about one week with delestage. The wine is blended after alcoholic fermentation and placed in tonneaux for malolactic fermentation. It is aged in wood for about twelve months.

Tasting notes

Very intense ruby red colour with garnet hues. The nose is complex and decisive, characterised by its hints of blackberry jam, dried plums, cinnamon and biscuits, liquorice finish. Very persistent in the mouth, it is a wine of great body and structure, warm and soft. The sugars are perfectly balanced by the tannins and structure. It withstands long ageing for 15/20 years. Recommended serving temperature is 20 degrees after accurate breathing in a decanter or early uncorking. To serve with chocolate and spice based desserts. Also in “traditional” version on stewed wild boar or roast lamb.

The wine

Grapes: Sagrantino
Production zone: La Palombara, Gualdo Cattaneo
Vineyard altitude: 500 m asl
Vineyard age: 15 years
Soil type: strong, clayey soil with presence of lignite
Training system: spur cordon
Density of vines: 3,300 vines/hectare
Yield: 3,500 kg/hectare
Harvest: end of September
Vinification: in steel
Alcoholic fermentation: in steel
Malolactic fermentation: in steel with selected yeasts
Ageing: in barrique for 12 months
Serving temperature: 18° C
Bottles produced: 6,660
Alcoholic strength by volume: 13.5%

Terre de la Custodia

Montefalco Sagrantino “Melanto” DOCG

The process

The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and placed in fermentation with inoculation of selected yeasts in steel vats with automatic pumping over and temperature control systems. Alcoholic fermentation lasts about one week with delestage. The wine is blended after alcoholic fermentation and placed in tonneaux for malolactic fermentation. It is aged in wood for about twelve months.

Tasting notes

Very intense ruby red colour with garnet hues. The nose is complex and decisive, characterised by its hints of blackberry jam, dried plums, cinnamon and biscuits, liquorice finish. Very persistent in the mouth, it is a wine of great body and structure, warm and soft. The sugars are perfectly balanced by the tannins and structure. It withstands long ageing for 15/20 years. Recommended serving temperature is 20 degrees after accurate breathing in a decanter or early uncorking. To serve with chocolate and spice based desserts. Also in “traditional” version on stewed wild boar or roast lamb.

The wine

Grapes: Sagrantino
Production zone: La Palombara, Gualdo Cattaneo
Vineyard altitude: 500 m asl
Vineyard age: 15 years
Soil type: strong, clayey soil with presence of lignite
Training system: spur cordon
Density of vines: 3,300 vines/hectare
Yield: 3,500 kg/hectare
Harvest: end of September
Vinification: in steel
Alcoholic fermentation: in steel
Malolactic fermentation: in steel with selected yeasts
Ageing: in barrique for 12 months
Serving temperature: 18° C
Bottles produced: 6,660
Alcoholic strength by volume: 13.5%