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Sagrantino

The red variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are Sagrantino Rosso and Sagrantino di Montefalco. After a no longer verifiable hypothesis, the variety was in the Middle Ages by Byzantine monks Greece or by Franciscans from Asia Minor Umbria introduced. This should also indicate the name, possibly derived from "sacro" (holy). After a likewise undetectable hypothesis, she is a descendant of Pliny the Elder (23-79) ancient grape variety Be "Itriola". The late-ripening vine is prone to fake mildew, It produces dark ruby ​​red, tannin - rich red wines with aromas of cherries and mulberries, as well as aging potential with suitability for Barrique,

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