2018 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.


2018 Vintage:

Trophy & Top Gold.  Winewine small Vigneron awards 2020
95 Points, Wine Orbit (Sam Kim review)

Wonderfully complex and enticing with dark berry, smoky bacon, toasted spice and roasted nut aromas, leading to a flavoursome palate displaying plump mouthfeel and delectable fruit flavours with a spicy undertone. Brilliantly complemented by juicy acidity and fine grainy tannins, making it a fabulous food partner. At its best: now to 2032.

92 Points. James suckling (Nick stock review)

This is delivered with a wealth of summer berries and has plenty of fragrance. Really saturated and intense. The palate holds a deeply round mid-section with bold, ripe tannins sweeping through the finish. Impressive.

2016 Vintage:

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 14.5%|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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