Scacciadiavoli: Rockstar Value Montefalco

2018 Scacciadiovoli, Grechetto Montefalco (RT90) This tasty Grechetto opens with easy mineral tones, sumptuous citrus and uplifting Spring aromas! It’s a cheerful, food-friendly option to pair with vegetable pot stickers or barbecued shrimp cocktail. Pretty notes of freshly squeezed citrus appear on the delightful finish. Drink now and over the next few years!

2016 Scacciadiavoli, Rosso Montefalco (RT90+) This tasty blend of 60% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino and 25% Merlot, is aged for 12 months in a combination of barriques and large tanks crafted from French oak. The result is a wonderfully enjoyable weekday drinker that expresses the terroir of the region in a first-class manner. Lush red fruit with fresh acidity and soft tannins over deliver for the price. Drink now-2025

2015 Scacciadiavoli, Sagrantino (RT92+) Having followed this producer for many years, over time their vinification has improved dramatically. Today they have throttled back on the new oak aspect noticeably and the wines now show a more transparent style for this bruiser of a grape. Evidence is in the elevage: 50% aged in barrels, of which a mere 15% is new, and the other 50% in large tanks made of untoasted French oak, for 20 months. Dark with a deep, impenetrable hue, the bouquet delivers bright red cherries, brambles, minerality and a hint of forest floor. The palate reveals a taught, structured character, with notable minerality and a soft tannic finish. Drink 2020-2030+