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Benincasa

Umbria (Italy)


Wines Reviewed: 4
Average Score:

Montefalco Rosso 2011 Montefalco Rosso 2011
Montefalco Sagrantino 2009 Montefalco Sagrantino 2009
Poggio dell'Annunziata 2014 Poggio dell'Annunziata 2014
Vigna La Fornace 2011 Vigna La Fornace 2011



List of Producers (B)





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Montefalco Rosso 2011, Benincasa (Italy)

Montefalco Rosso 2011

Benincasa (Italy)

Montefalco (Umbria)
Sangiovese (70%), Sagrantino (15%), Merlot (15%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score: Wine That Excels in Its Category

Montefalco (Umbria)
Intense ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of black cherry, plum and blackberry followed by aromas of black currant, dried violet, chocolate, vanilla and menthol.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of black cherry, plum and blackberry.

12 months in barrique.


Alcohol: 14.5%

Broiled meat and barbecue, Roasted meat, Stewed meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

July 2015



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Montefalco Sagrantino 2009, Benincasa (Italy)

Montefalco Sagrantino 2009

Benincasa (Italy)

Montefalco Sagrantino (Umbria)
Sagrantino
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

Montefalco Sagrantino (Umbria)
Brilliant ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of blackberry, prune and dried violet followed by aromas of black cherry, blueberry, vanilla, tobacco, chocolate and menthol.

Tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, full body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of blackberry, prune and black cherry.

18 months in barrique.


Alcohol: 16.5%

Game, Roasted meat, Stewed and braised meat, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Full Bodied and Very Mature Red Wines)

August 2015



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Poggio dell'Annunziata 2014, Benincasa (Italy)

Poggio dell'Annunziata 2014

Benincasa (Italy)

(Umbria)
Grechetto
White Wine White Wine Score:

(Umbria)
Intense straw yellow and nuances of straw yellow, very transparent.

Intense, clean and pleasing, starts with hints of apple, plum and hawthorn followed by aromas of citrus fruits, hazelnut, medlar and honey.

Crisp attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors.

Persistent finish with flavors of apple, plum and medlar.

Aged in barrique.


Alcohol: 13.5%

Pasta with fish, Stewed fish, Legume soups, Sauteed white meat

Suggested glass Young and Crisp White Wines 10 °C
(50 °F)
(Young and Crisp White Wines)

August 2015



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Vigna La Fornace 2011, Benincasa (Italy)

Vigna La Fornace 2011

Benincasa (Italy)

(Umbria)
Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Merlot (50%)
Red Wine Red Wine Score:

(Umbria)
Deep ruby red and nuances of garnet red, little transparency.

Intense, clean, pleasing and refined, starts with hints of prunes, black cherry jam and black currant jam followed by aromas of dried violet, vanilla, tobacco, mace, chocolate, licorice, leather and eucalyptus.

Properly tannic attack and however balanced by alcohol, good body, intense flavors, pleasing roundness.

Persistent finish with flavors of prune, black cherry jam and black currant jam.

18 months in barrique.


Alcohol: 15.5%

Roasted meat, Broiled meat and barbecue, Stewed meat with mushrooms, Hard cheese

Suggested glass Bodied or Mature Red Wines 18 °C
(64 °F)
(Bodied or Mature Red Wines)

July 2015


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