IGT Umbria Rosso Passito "Decius" (Sagrantino)


100% Sagrantino. From biodynamically farmed, certified-organic, hand-harvested estate fruit. Hand-seleted bunches are naturally dried on wood pallets for about 2 months. They are gently pressed and fermented with native yeasts and no sulfur. Maceration lasts 15-20 days. The wine is aged in Slavonian oak cask for 4-5 years. It typically finishes with 40-50 grams/liter of residual sugar. the DOCG mandates 90 grams RS, so Fongoli has opted for the IGT for its passito (and the IGT doesn't permit the use of "Sagrantino" on the label). The wine's name is Latin for Decio, which is Angelo Fongoli's father's and grandfather's and son's name. 

93+ points
"The 2015 Rosso Passito Decius keeps me at the edge of the glass with an intense mix of medicinal cherries, cloves, rum-soaked raisins and a dusting of cocoa. This is deeply textural with masses of blackberry and balsamic offset by a lifting hint of mint. The 2015 leaves the palate soaked in primary concentration and fine tannins as hints of blood orange and autumnal spices slowly fade. The Decius is extremely deep and characterful, but also structured and in need of cellaring to fully soften. That said, I'd be very excited to taste this again in five years."
Eric Guido,
Vinous Media
July 2022

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