Vinous by Antonio Galloni taste Montioni wines: find out the scores

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Vinous reviews for Montioni's wines in 2022 by Vinous:

Montefalco Sagrantino Ma.Gia94 points

"Dusty yet floral, and fully of characer, the 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino Ma.Gia slowly comes to life. Spiced orange rinds, dried cherries and mint can all be found in the glass. It impressess further with the silkiest of textures coasting along a medium-bodied frame and depths of fleshy red berry fruits that resolve to reveal a coating of minerality. It finished long with subtle tannins and a resonance of licorice, yet not the structural oomph readers would expect from Sagrantino. this is pure elegance and a great achievement for the vintage"

- Montefalco Sagrantino: 93 points 

"The 2018 Montefalco Sagrantino is moody and dark at first yet coaxing reveals a seductive mix of cherry and plum sauce, autumnal spice and tobacco. It's soothlingly pliant and elegenat in feel, with opulent red and blue fruits that slowly stain the palate with fine tannins. While lightly structured the tannins are sweet and round allowing sweet herbal tones and pretty violet florals to linger on and on"

- Montefalco Rosso Montioni90 points 

“Depths of black cherry are lifted by dusty rose and mentholated herbs as the 2019 Montefalco Rosso unfolds in the glass. It coasts along the palate, riding a brilliant core of bright acidity while delivering a balanced mix of ripe red fruits. The 2019s momentum never stops as it finishes only lightly tannic but long, revealing a pretty inner sweetness.”

Vinous reviews for Montioni's wines in 2021 by Vinous:

- Montefalco Sagrantino Ma.Gia: 93 points

“The 2015 Montefalco Sagrantino Ma.Gia is like a kaleidoscope of Christmas goodness from the moment you put your nose to the glass. Cinnamon, allspice, clove, black cherries, dark chocolate, sweet mint and tobacco can all be found within. It’s silky-smooth and fleshy in feel, yet with stimulating acidity to balance, as mineral-tinged red berries and woodland herbal tones resonate throughout. The long and dramatic finale is only lightly structured, as fine tannins frame the experience nicely yet never get in the way, and tapers off with a juicy thrust of sweet fruit and hints of mocha. The Ma.Gia might be a bit of a showboat, but it’s also hard to resist.”

- Montefalco Rosso Montioni90 points 

“The 2018 Montefalco Rosso is pretty and delicate with a mix of wild berries, minty herbs, white smoke and violet inflections. This is silky in texture yet lifted in feel, casting red and hints of blue fruit across a solid core of brisk acids and minerals. It tapers off classically dry with a coating of sweet tannin that lingers, along with hints of cherry, exotic spice and tobacco. The 2018 is a blend of 65% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot and 15% Sagrantino that refines in barriques for 12 months, which the wine handles very well.”

- Umbria Grechetto: 89 points 

“The 2020 Grechetto is perfumed with spicy florals, sour melon and citrus tones. This soothes with wonderfully soft textures, becoming quite salty and mineral-like the more time you spend with it. Green apple and an almondy richness linger quite long, yet the end note here is crisp and refreshing.”