Wine of the Week: 2004 Terre de' Trinci Sagrantino di Montefalco 'Ugolino'


2004 Terre de' Trinci Sagrantino di Montefalco "Ugolino"

Montefalco is a vertiginous hill town in Umbria famous for Sagrantino di Montefalco, a full-bodied red made from the Sagrantino grape. The 2004 Ugolino from Terre de' Trinci is stupendous, a deep-flavored, fleshy Sagrantino lush with the tastes of blackberry and earth. Its tannins are big, but softened, and it has a finish that just doesn't let go. It's a big, gentle bear of a wine.

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Save it for bold flavors and hearty fall and winter dishes. Wild boar would be a good choice, but barring that, a pork roast, short ribs, some hefty chops or some kind of braised meat dish. An aged Pecorino would do nicely too.

—S. Irene Virbila

Region: Umbria, Italy

Price: $45 to $60

Style: Robust and full-bodied

What it goes with: Short ribs, pork roast and chops, braised meats

Where to find it: Hi-Time Wine Cellars in Costa Mesa, (949) 650-8463,; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463,; Rosso Wine Shop in Glendale, (818) 330-9130,; Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles, (310) 475-0606,; Wine Exchange in Orange (714) 974-1454,; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731,

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