Majestically perched atop one of the gently rolling hills in Umbria, the ancient village of Montefalco is one of Central Italy's hidden treasures. Established by the Etruscans, the town boasts both a turbulent political history and deeply rooted passion for the arts. It is also famous for its contributions to viticulture, most particularly as the home and birthplace of Italy's boldest and most structured grape varietal--Sagrantino di Montefalco.

 

Located just outside the town and near the famous Baroque church of Madonna della Stella, Bocale is a small estate fanatically dedicated to the preservation of this noble grape varietal. Operated by the Valentini family for nearly a century, the winery has become famous for the employment of organic methods in its farming and the use of vinification techniques that are traditional yet also innovative. Primary focus is given to the cultivation of top quality fruit using the region's historically preferred clones of Sagrantino and Sangiovese, and an effort is made to limit the winery's environmental foot-print. The end results are hand-crafted, unctuous yet heady wines that are extremely complex.

VINI ROSSI

Rosso di Montefalco DOC

Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG

Sagrantino Passito (500 ml)

PRESS & REVIEWS

2016 Montefalco Rosso

2014 Montefalco Rosso

2013 Montefalco Sagrantino

90 pts (Wine Enthusiast)

Due Bicchieri (Gambero Rosso)

Due Bicchieri (Gambero Rosso)

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