Scacciadiavoli – Top Value wines from Montefalco!

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+

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