A Virtual Return to Montefalco

The hilltop town of Montefalco – photo courtesy of Tabarrini.

In 2019 I visited Montefalco in Umbria in order to learn about the wonderful wines produced there. You can read about my visit by clicking HERE.

Map of Umbria’s wine areas – click for a larger view.

It is a delightful part of the world. Rural and tranquil with beautiful medieval hillside towns, like Assisi and Montefalco itself and they produce a wide array of wine styles. Without a shadow of a doubt though the premier wine from this region is the Montefalco Sangrantino DOCG and it is this which is fast becoming one of Italy’s star red wines.

In order to keep appreciating wine in these difficult times, the Conzorzio – the governing body of the wine region – together with the Mayor of Montefalco and the President of the Umbrian Government are holding a virtual toast on Sunday 22 March at 19:30 (Italian time, so 18:30 UK time).

Filippo Antonelli, the charming and amusing owner of Antonelli President of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Montefalco – photo by Quentin Sadler.

It is hard to keep convivial in these troubled times and as Filippo Antonelli, the delightful and generous President of the Consorzio Tutela Vini Montefalco says, “Conviviality, union, meetings, are the words which better characterise the real strength of our wine”.

So tomorrow evening grab bottle of Montefalco Sagrantino, click on this LINK and enjoy a convivial taste of a great wine style with some friends that you have yet to meet.

Again, as Filippo Antonelli says it will be like enjoying a glass of wine with friends in the Piazza in the centre of Montefalco.

If you do not have a bottle of Montefalco Sagrantino, that can be solved as the following examples are easily available:

2014 Antonelli Montefalco Sagrantino from the Whisky Exchange.

2011 Baiocchi Montefalco Sagrantino from Waitrose.

The magnificent range from Tabarrini is imported by Raeburn Fine Wines in Leith and stocked by Uncorked Wine Merchants in London and The Good Wine Shop in Chiswick, Kew, Richmond Hill and Teddington.

So, see you there?