2016 Studium Eden Valley Sagrantino

Sagrantino is deeply coloured and is one of the most tannic red grape varieties, despite generally being a medium bodied wine the plumage of tannin promotes the mouthfeel. The exotic red cherry, dried herb, and smoky blue-fruits typify the aroma and flavours of Sagrantino.


95 Points

Wine Orbit – NZ

Originating from Umbria in Central Italy, this gorgeous rendition of sagrantino from the Eden Valley shows lifted aromas of blackcurrant, smoked game, warm spice and thyme on the nose, leading to a juicy palate that is plump and vibrant. It is brooding and engaging, and elegant and plush at the same time, superbly structured by fine, mouth-coating tannins.

Grape Variety:

  • Sagrantino 100%

Technical Details:

  • Alcohol 14.0%|pH 3.6|Acidity 5.7 g/L|Residual sugar: nil


  • Region: Eden Valley – sub-region Keyneton|Altitude: 430m above sea level|Aspect: gentle westerly aspect|Soil: leached sandy loam over bedrock|Vine Age: Top-worked onto 25 year old rootstock|Row Orientation: north – south|Pruning: single wire spur pruned

Hand-picked and destemmed with 10% whole bunch clusters, cold soaked for 5 days, and naturally fermented for 20 days. Pressed to 500 litre French barrels for 15 months unhindered maturation. Bottled without finings and filtration.

The traditional home for Sagrantino is a short distance north of Rome in the Umbria wine region of central Italy. For centuries Sagrantino has been used by the Roman Catholic Church as a sacramental wine during its Vatican Mass.

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