2014 Alfredosa DNA
We don't have much information on this winery. They appear to be a small family doing wonderful, thoughtful things with their vineyards. But, read these words:
THIS WINE IS BEYOND DELICIOUS!
It is, however, a unicorn. We may never see it again.
From the winery:
This is possibly a once in a lifetime wine. At the end of 2014, the Alfredosa farmhouse has not produced their usual Montefalco Rosso and Sagrantino di Montefalco, but instead only produced this one wine - of course, even grapes normally used for the other two wines.
The wine is composed of the typical varieties in Montefalco Rosso-blended; Sangiovese, Merlot and Sagrantino, died in DNA with a clear overweight of Sagrantino. The Merlot grapes are harvested in early September, the Sangiovese grapes at the end of September, while the Sagrantino as the last one is brought to house in early October.
The wine is then fermented in temperature controlled steel tanks prior to the transition to short-term storage on barriques followed by bottle storage.
It appears in the glass with a transparent ruby red color, an elegant fruity bouquet of ripe red light berries, such as strawberries, light cherries, dark bitter cherries, and lightly sour cherries tones while a noble mule note is also featured. The nose seems sweet and inviting.
In its mouth, it behaves like a Umbrian ballerina with airiness and narrow expression, even though the main ridge is Sagrantino. The fruit is elegant, light and dark at the same time, with a slight bitterness and silky smooth tannins, as far from being as impressive in DNA as in the house's normal wines. It is all rounded by a long aftertaste with a sense of acidity.
One senses freshness, succulence and excellence.
Storage: 6 months on barriques of French oak with medium toast, then about 3 months in bottle.
Annual production: 4,130 bottles of vintage 2014.
Italy, Umbria, Montefalco
50% Sagrantino, 40% Sangiovese, Merlot 10%
An adult signature is required upon delivery, so please keep that in mind when shipping this gift to friends, family and peers.
There is no minimum.
Bottles are in perfect condition.