Since I knew that the Italian Food Wine Travel bloggers would be focusing on Sagrantino this year, I was excited to pick up this bottle at the grocery store when I was in Denmark. We served it on New Year's Eve with some rosehip glazed chicken. That recipe will be coming soon.
For now, I just wanted to share my thoughts on this first Sagrantino I opened in preparation. Made by the Cecchi family in Umbria - who have been making wine since the late 19th century - this wine is made from 100% Sagrantino grapes.
Aged for 16 months in barriques and a minimum of 8 months in the bottle, this is not a wine for the faint of heart...or palate! Vivid red with an intense nose, the level of tannins straddles a fine line between balanced and aggressive. But I enjoyed this and felt it matched the roasted chicken with piquant rosehip glaze really well.