Scacciadiavoli Montefalco Rosso

Style: Full-body white      Vintage: 2016       ABV: 14%

Appellation: DOC Montefalco Rosso             Varietal: Sangiovese, Merlot, Sagrantino

Region: Umbria                            County:  Italy

Founded in 1884, Cantina Scacciadiavoli, “cast out the devils”, takes its name from a 19th century exorcist who lived in the small village bordering the vineyard. He was known to use the wines while performing his exorcist ritual of ridding poor souls of demons. The estate was built as a complex and modern wine “factory,” which today spans 130 hectares, 40 of which are vineyards. The vines cover a hill in the heart of the Montefalco appellation, divided between the three provinces of Gualdo Cattaneo, Giano dell’Umbria, and Montefalco.

Big and dark, yet not too aggressive on tannin. A well made entry level red for powerful red wine lovers.

90+ pts - Robert Parker