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Cesarini Sartori Signae Benozzo Rosso Umbria 2013
Chairman's SelectionTM
PLCB Code: 78460
Size: 750ML
Price: $14.99
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Cesarini Sartori Signae Benozzo Rosso Umbria 2013

Region:Italy > Umbria
Grape Variety: Sagrantino
Alcohol Content:14%

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Average rating: three_full  3.00  (2 ratings)  Add a Rating

Average rating: three_full  3.00
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Rated by WharfRat on February 19, 2017
By no means a Sagrantino expert, but this has considerably more fruit and acidity than others I've tried. A touch smoky with spice and fruit that work as a whole. Seemed to get more tannic with air.

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Rated by pavineco on March 12, 2017
This is an interesting one because it is Sagrantino (mostly at least) but not a Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG, which is rare. They would have chosen this either to blend in some other grapes (which the winery website suggests they might), to try different aging methods, or to perhaps use vines that sit outside the appellation or with younger vines. Anyway I agree with the other review that it's more fruit forward than other Sags, but I personally don't see that as a good thing. In a way it reminds me of an overripe Cali Zin, with heat as one of the defining characteristics. (And I don't agree on the acidity - this is lower than the best.) I suppose I find that the savory, rustic notes associated with Sagrantino help balance the ripe fruit and tendency towards high alcohol. In sum an interesting wine to try but not something I'll buy again, especially with the more typical Terre di Trinci DOCG available at the same price on the luxury shelves.

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