Roccafiore

Roccafiore Melograno Umbria Sangiovese 2021

$26
$26

Roccafiore Melograno Umbria Sangiovese is a versatile and delicious red wine with lots of red fruit, balanced acidity, some aromatic herbs, and that savory finish that makes you want to take another sip. Pair it with tacos or other Mexican dishes.

Wine Type:, Red
Wine Style:, Medium Body
Farming:, Organic
Vintage:, 2021
Alcohol:, 12.5%
Country:, Italy
Region:, Umbria
Appellation:, Umbria Sangiovese IGT
Bottle Size:, 750ml

Food Pairing:

Lamb burger with sweet potatoes.

 

Producer profile

Roccafiore

Cantina Roccafiore farms 15 hectares (almost 40 acres) of vineyards in the rolling hills of the Umbrian countryside near the town of Todi. The Baccarelli family (father and son) bought the property in 1999, planted the local Grechetto and Sangiovese along with small parcels of Moscato Giallo, Sagrantino, and Montepulciano.

Wine region

Umbria, Italy

Umbria, often called the "green heart of Italy," is a landlocked region in central Italy known for its rolling hills, medieval hilltop towns, and rich cultural heritage. While less well-known internationally than some neighboring regions like Tuscany and Piedmont, Umbria has a long history of winemaking dating back to ancient times.

Umbria is primarily known for its red wines made from the Sagrantino grape, which is indigenous to the region. Sagrantino produces deeply colored, full-bodied wines with robust tannins and intense flavors of dark fruit, spices, and earth. These wines are often bold and age-worthy, with the potential to develop complex aromas and flavors over time. Sagrantino di Montefalco is the most famous expression of this grape and is made predominantly in the town of Montefalco.

Another essential grape variety in Umbria is Sangiovese, which is widely planted and used in red and rosé wines. Sangiovese-based wines tend to be medium-bodied with bright acidity, red fruit flavors, and floral aromas.

Grechetto is the dominant grape variety in Umbria for white wines. It produces crisp, aromatic wines with notes of citrus, green apple, and herbs. These wines are often refreshing and pair well with seafood and light pasta dishes.

The main wine-producing area in Umbria is the **Montefalco** region, located in the province of Perugia. Montefalco is famous for its Sagrantino di Montefalco wines and its Montefalco Rosso blends, which typically include Sangiovese, Sagrantino, and sometimes other grape varieties like Merlot or Cabernet Sauvignon.

Another notable wine region in Umbria is Orvieto, located in the province of Terni. Orvieto is known for its eponymous white wine, Orvieto Classico, made primarily from Grechetto and Trebbiano grapes. Orvieto Classico is a crisp, dry wine with floral aromas and citrusy flavors, often enjoyed as an aperitif or paired with light appetizers.

Umbria has a continental climate with hot, dry summers and cold winters. The region's diverse topography, which includes hills, valleys, and plains, creates a variety of microclimates that influence the character of the wines. The volcanic soils of Montefalco and the limestone-rich soils of Orvieto contribute to the unique terroir of Umbria's vineyards, imparting distinct mineral nuances to the wines.

Frequently asked question

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Ground shipping time depends on location, here's a breakdown:

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Midwest: 3-4 business days
East Coast: 5 business days

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1) Reship the package right away: due to the very high cost of shipping and returns, we must charge a re-shipping fee to be determined based on package size and shipping destination.

2) Consolidate the returned package with your next order: this option is free of charge and it's the most popular option.

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What is natural wine?

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is a type of wine made in small batches from hand-harvested organic or biodynamic grapes with minimal intervention in the cellar.
What is Biodynamics?

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamic wine is wine made with grapes farmed biodynamically. Biodynamic farming is a holistic approach to farming.
What is organic wine?

What is organic wine?

Organic wine is made with grapes farmed organically. Organic farming is a type of farming alternative to conventional farming.
What is vegan wine?

What is vegan wine?

Vegan wine is wine made without using animal products during the fining phase of the clarification process. Before wine is bottled it is usually clarified.