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2010 Azienda Agricola di Angelo Calcabrina Umbria Calcabrina Foglio 11

Sagrantino

  • Italy
  • Umbria
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • straight outta iowa Likes this wine: 94 points

    May 3, 2019 - This one remains a tannic monster. But SO delicious. Lip-smacking and spicy. This time, however, I had the good sense to decant for several hours, and it made quite a bit of difference. I think I read somewhere that sagrantino is the most tannic wine in the world, and anyone who tries this one would not likely disagree. Very satisfying with cavatelli and osso bucco.

  • vindictive wrote:

    September 28, 2018 - Excellent again - I really enjoy this wine. Big, tannic and tightens up over several hours. More approachable in the first hour and a half. Compelling and pure. Best with big food - Pasta with beef, beef Bracciole or steak

  • vindictive wrote:

    September 6, 2017 - Grrr. This is an abyss and not for the faint of heart, but if you want a big, singular Italian wine redolent of place... Purple-black color, tannic with considerable dark sediment (looks like grape skin fragments) not much softening after opening and pouring one glass about 5 hours before dinner. Smoke, pepper, dark fruits. Fantastic with Braciole, should live forever.

  • straight outta iowa Likes this wine: 94 points

    July 24, 2017 - Sourced from Chambers St NYC, decanted for an hour and served with ground lamb and peas, this wine was initially reticent. More "montefalco rosso" than sagrantino, it seemed to me. After about another half hour, however, the "beast" another reviewer referred to began to emerge. Lip-smacking tannins galore, and certainly high alcohol, but very well balanced. After a while the fruit comes to the fore -- bitter cherry. By the end of the night I probably would have guessed amarone. Because it was just coming into its own after several hours, I recorked the remaining third of the bottle and had another glass the next night. Sure enough, the wine was still hanging in there quite nicely, with very little discernible change. Strictly for scientific purposes I recorked the remaining "shot" left in the bottle, and poured the remainder on the third night. Still quite delicious, and only modestly diminished from the previous night. My only previous experience with sagrantino has been Bea, which is delicious when it's "on" but can be inconsistent; and Caprai, which I find a bit "New World". This wine could easily stand up to Bea, and at a substantially smaller tariff. Overall, quite a pleasant surprise. This is not a subtle or delicate wine for the faint of palate. And did I mention the tannins? I would liken it to a Turley petit syrah with an Old World sensibility. I will definitely try to find more.

  • ekenneth wrote: 98 points

    August 8, 2015 - Wow. This is the best Sagrantino - besides the Bea - that I have ever had. It's a beast - purple on the edges and black in the middle. Wild herbs and licorice n the nose. Wild thyme, smoked black pepper, slightly under-ripe blackberries and campfire ash on the palate. The most memorable new wine I've had in years.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type Red
  • Producer Azienda Agricola di Angelo Calcabrina
  • Varietal Sagrantino
  • Designation Calcabrina Foglio 11
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  • Country Italy
  • Region Umbria
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  • Appellation Umbria

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  • In Cellars 3 (43%)
  • Consumed 4 (57%)

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