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.


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


Umbria, Italy


$45 to $60


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


, (323) 464-9463,

; Rosso Wine Shop in


, (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,