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Sagrantino

The red grape variety originates from Italy. Synonyms are Sagrantino Rosso and Sagrantino di Montefalco. The origin (parentage) of the presumably very old variety is unknown. According to one hypothesis, the variety was introduced to Umbria in the Middle Ages by Byzantine monks from Greece or by Franciscans from Asia Minor. This is also suggested by the name, which is possibly derived from "sacro" (holy). According to another, unverifiable hypothesis, it is said to be a descendant of the ancient grape variety "Itriola" mentioned by Pliny the Elder (23-79). The late-ripening vine is susceptible to fungal diseases such as downy mildew. It produces dark ruby-red, tannin-rich red wines with aromas of cherries and mulberries, as well as ageing potential suitable for barrique ageing.

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