Style: Full-body Red Vintage: 2013 ABV: 15%
Appellation: DOCG Montefalco Sagrantino Varietal: 100% 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.
What one expects from dry, tannic reds - complex tannins can get sweet in the best vintages, but the leading core of dense fruit, jam / preserves, tobacco, and forest floor with prominent oak tones.
92 pts - Robert Parker