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Thumbnail Umbria Wine Lovers Small-group Tour: Montefalco & Bevagna
Bevagna, Perugia (Sagrantino)
5 Hours
Participants: Minimum 1, Maximum 8
From €170.00
“Drink slowly... Sure, but to the very last drop! Visit to 2 family-run wineries with wine tastings & delicious organic local products”

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Sagrantino is one of the two main wine production areas of the Italian region of Umbria. This territory, characterized by soft hills and short plains, is the perfect destination for wine travelers who want to discover the great wines of Umbria during memorable wine tastings and visits to the area’s historical wineries.

Sagrantino is the name of the most widespread black grape variety that can be found around Montefalco’s area in Umbria. During your wine tastings in this territory, you will have the opportunity to savor different wines produced with this peculiar variety, characterized by warm, fruity and tannic notes. Despite being small, Sagrantino’s area boasts two designations of origin; Montefalco DOC and Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG.

Which food to taste in Sagrantino?

While in Sagratino’s area, you will be able to experience some of the area’s excellences during your wine tastings. However, your visit to this Umbrian destination wouldn’t be complete without tasting some other specialties of this territory. Between winery visits, don’t forget to try some of the area’s typical dishes, such as lamb with black truffle, gnocchi with Sagrantino passito, strangozzi or strangolapreti, risotto with Sagrantino, Parmigiana di gobbi, pere al Sagrantino.

Which wines to taste in Sagrantino?

As the name suggests, the most widespread grape variety of this wine destination is Sagrantino, which you’ll have the chance to taste during your wine tastings and winery visits in the area. Present in the territory since the Middle Ages, the Sagrantino vine started gaining the fame of high-quality red wine in the nineties. Apart from in Montesanto, Sagrantino grapes can be found in Bevagna, Gualdo Cattaneo, Giano dell'Umbria and Castel Ritaldi. Other varieties that can be found in the area include Sangiovese, Canaiolo Bianco, Grechetto, Trebbiano Spoletino and Verdello.

Which is the best season to visit Sagrantino?

The best time to visit the land of Sagrantino is undoubtedly autumn, considering that Sagrantino is a full-bodied wine and the local cooking is rich in hearty dishes based on game and truffle. In this season you can fully enjoy this territory and visit Sagrantino wineries while temperatures are more pleasant and vineyards are tinged with autumn colors.

What things to do in Sagrantino?

Besides tasting the various shades of Sagrantino wine and visiting its wineries, during your time in this territory we recommend visiting some of its highlights, such as the village of Montefalco, Bevagna and its medieval towers, Marcellano’s castle, Barattano’s castle, the Rocca dei Borgia, Castel Ritaldi.