Umbria, Italy

Over the last 135 years generations of winemakers have poured energy and passion into this land making a lasting mark on the territory. Montefalco and Sagrantino are now part of the DNA of Scacciadiavoli and the Pambuffetti family. It is a reality that began with Amilcare Pambuffetti and is now being carried on by the family’s fourth generation.

Founded in 1884, the Scacciadiavoli (from scacciare – to banish, and diavoli – devils) winery takes its name from an exorcist that lived in a town at the borders of the property who used the wine for his rituals.

It was conceived by Prince Ugo Boncompagni Ludovisi as a wine “industry”: an imposing oenological complex, highly advanced for its age. In 1954 Amilcare Pambuffetti, at 71, bought the Scacciadiavoli holding, where at the age of 14 he had worked as a farm hand.Upon his death in 1977 his sons Alfio, Settimio and Mario continued the activities that had begun with their father. In the year 2000 the Pambuffetti brothers (Francesco, Carlo, and Amilcare), the children of Settimio, in the name of an ancient tradition, decided to take the winery into their own hands – the oldest of its kind in the area.

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Scacciadiavoli Wines

ScacciadiavoliSagrantino Montefalco

Top 100 wines of Italy- Opera Wine

The elegance of the wine can already be appreciated when it is young: a well balanced cornucopia of fruit and spice aromas meld with the wood, and the Sagrantino is enhanced. But only after some years you can appreciate it fully, when it releases aromas of balsam, and the tannins soften, revealing a wine of great personality.

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ScacciadiavoliRosso di Montefalco

90 Points From James Suckling

Full-bodied, slightly tannic. Rich ruby red in color aged in large Slavonian oak barrels. Intense with notes of ripe red fruit and delicate hints of vanilla, on the palate is full bodied, rich and dry with a long finish. Best served with red meat and spicy cheese.

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Crystalline, light hue, green tints. Pleasant nose combining berry stone fruits, apple and floral notes. Round attack, rich, fairly fleshy, silky palate showing refined, well-integrated freshness and a lovely sensation of purity. Delicious with seafood.

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