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Sportoletti Villa Fidelia Rosso 2016

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Winemaker Notes

A deep, glowing dark red, with refined and evolved aromas recalling sticky blackberry, tobacco, spices, liquorice and chocolate. Opulent and elegant in the mouth, rich in silky tannins, well integrated in the taste, inspiring a rich and persistent finish on the palate.

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The 2016 Rosso Villa Fidelia, a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, is dark and feral in the glass, mixing black cherries, currants and licorice with a hint of animal musk. This is silky-smooth and pliant in feel, washing mineral-tinged black fruits across a core of brisk acidity, as sweet tannins form toward the close. It stains the palate with primary concentration through the lightly structured finale, where hints of plum mix with a spritz of tangerine, which adds a pleasurable freshness. Give this another year or two of cellaring to let it show its best.
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Sportoletti, Italy
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Sportoletti is a family owned agricultural business which for several generations has relied primarily on revenue from farming. In 1979 Sportoletti decided to start producing fine wines of high quality, with the philosophy of respecting the characteristics typical of the hilly area of central Umbria.

Today the company owns 50 acres of vines all situated in the hills of Assisi and Spello, an area highly regarded for its climate and for its association with the Denominazione di Origine Controllata of Assisi.

Recently, Sportoletti went through a process of renewing the vines with new grape clones of Grechetto and Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Nero which is showing very promising results in Italian Oenology.

The vines are followed very attentively up to their harvest, when the grapes are handpicked. The same care is taken in the cellar where the vinification takes place utilizing an air press for a soft pressing. Vinification is carried out in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks and the best reds are refined in French oak. In the last few years the prominent enologist Riccardo Cotarella has consulted with the winery.

The Sportoletti brothers also own 3,000 olive trees on land that is 1,600 feet in altitude, on the slope of the Monte Subasio.

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Centered upon the lush Apennine Range in the center if the Italian peninsula, Umbria is one of the few completely landlocked regions in Italy. It’s star red grape variety, Sagrantino, finds its mecca around the striking, hilltop village of Montefalco. The resulting wine, Sagrantino di Montefalco, is an age-worthy, brawny, brambly red, bursting with jammy, blackberry fruit and earthy, pine forest aromas. By law this classified wine has to be aged over three years before it can be released from the winery and Sagrantino often needs a good 5-10 more years in bottle before it reaches its peak. Incidentally these wines often fall under the radar in the scene of high-end, age-begging, Italian reds, giving them an almost cult-classic appeal. They are undoubtedly worth the wait!

Rosso di Montefalco, on the other had, is composed mainly of Sangiovese and is a more fruit-driven, quaffable wine to enjoy while waiting for the Sagrantinos to mellow out.

Among its green mountains, perched upon a high cliff in the province of Terni, sits the town of Orvieto. Orvieto, the wine, is a blend of at least 60% Trebbiano in combination with Grechetto, with the possible addition of other local white varieties. Orvieto is the center of Umbria’s white wine production—and anchor of the region’s entire wine scene—producing over two thirds of Umbria’s wine. A great Orvieto will have clean aromas and flavors of green apple, melon and citrus, and have a crisp, mineral-dominant finish.

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One of the world’s most classic and popular styles of red wine, Bordeaux-inspired blends have spread from their homeland in France to nearly every corner of the New World. Typically based on either Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot and supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot, the best of these are densely hued, fragrant, full of fruit and boast a structure that begs for cellar time. Somm Secret—Blends from Bordeaux are generally earthier compared to those from the New World, which tend to be fruit-dominant.

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