The Finer Details
What does our Somm say?
This wine sings by itself, or as the hero of a food and wine pairing.
To match the minerality and freshness of this wine, I’d keep any food pairing here reasonably light – otherwise you risk overpowering the wine and losing the extraordinary flavours and aromas within.
I love to enjoy this wine well chilled, with a light salad of fennel and orange, or a deliciously simply dish of fried potatoes and white fish with a light sauce. Alternatively, pair this with a mild Paella dish, vegetable or cheese risotto, or a few friend Arancini.
If eating pasta, try to keep the sauces white or creamy; a carbonara, primavera or simple ‘cacio and pepe’ will be wonderful.
Optimal Serving Temp: 6-8 Degrees Celsius
Founded in 1884, the Scacciadiavoli (“He who casts the devil out”, from scacciare – to banish, and diavoli – devils) winery takes its name from an exorcist that lived in a town at the borders of the property who used the wine for his rituals. It was founded by Roman Prince Ugo Boncompagni Ludovisi, an imposing oenological complex, highly advanced for the epoca.
In 1954 Amilcare Pambuffetti, at 71, bought the Scacciadiavoli holding, where at the age of 14 he had worked as a farm hand. Upon his death in 1977 his sons continued the activities that had begun with their father. In the year 2000 the Pambuffetti brothers, the children of Settimio, in the name of an ancient tradition, decided to take the winery into their own hands – the oldest of its kind in the area.
The winery has never stopped its production since 1884. As it lies on a hill, with a vertical building on four levels of which one is below ground, all the production takes place by gravity-feed flow technology.
As it stands today, the dimensions of the property are of 130 Ha of which 40 Ha are dedicated to grapevines. Current annual production is of around 250,000 bottles. The vines, at an average altitude of 400m above sea level, are situated on sandy-clay soil of medium depth, highly suited for quality viticulture specialized in late vine varieties such as Sagrantino. The vines occupy various hillsides in the municipalities of Montefalco, Gualdo Cattaneo and Giano dell’Umbria.
We range the Scacciadiavoli Umbria Rosso I.G.T, Montefalco Rosso D.O.C, Montefalco Sagrantino D.O.C.G & Montefalco Grechetto D.O.C in our unique wine portfolio.
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- Grechetto 100%
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Size: 750ml
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