Umbrian red wines are renowned for their boldness, and their need to be paired with a substantial meal to be enjoyed. Considering that, we created a blend that is predominantly Sangiovese to take it on a more modern path, enhancing the roundness and fruit-forward notes it can have. Ultimately making it more approachable, easy to drink and flexible so it can be drunk with or without food whilst still retaining its nature as a full-bodied wine. To do this, we harvest our Sangiovese when it is just about ripe and then later in the process carefully blend it with three other grapes.
The result is a modern and very enjoyable take on Montefalco Rosso.
Giulio II is dedicated to Giuliano della Rovere, bishop of Foligno, who often stayed in Montefalco (part of his domain), and who later became pope Giulio II.
The ripe fruits, spices and integrated tannins in Giulio II are a match made in heaven for delicious duck dishes and in particular those cooked with fruity sauces or Chinese spices. It also pairs beautifully with:
This wine comes from the vineyard-clad hillsides of Montefalco in Umbria. An area steeped in winemaking tradition dating back to Roman times that produces memorable wines, many of which are not often seen outside of Italy.
Montefalco is one of the few Italian towns to grow vines inside the city walls.