Modern age



Indietro
    Modern age

    In 1800 Calindri in his historical and statistical report of the territories of the Pope, mentions Montefalco as the area producing the best quality wine in the state.

    In 1925 during an important wine fair, Montefalco is regarded as the leading wine region in Umbria: "Montefalco is the leading wine growing area with specialised vineyards with an average production of 6.5 t per hectare" thus proving that Sagrantino tends to be a low yielding variety.

    On October 30, 1979 the Appellation DOC Sagrantino is created and on November 5, 1992 the top appellation DOCG is awarded to Sagrantino. This date marks a turning point in the story of Sagrantino and of the entire area of Montefalco promoting its future economic and cultural development.