For now he says that Rios “wants people to know that there’s this tradition up in the mountains much older than CRT and DO. These folks want to keep producing but can’t afford to without social investment.” Hopefully sales in
[caption id="attachment_5537" align="alignnone" width="768"] The tasting and menu.[/caption] In early November I was fortunate enough to attend a Sagrantino de Montefalco tasting at Perbacco. Sagrantino is the grape, Montefalco the region within Umbria in Central Italy. This small appellation doesn't get much exposure outside of the wine world. Not much is made, the price point reflects that, and the structure of these wines cries out for the cured meats, wild boar, and pastas particular to Umbria. That shouldn’t deter you from trying it because Sagrantinos are truly fantastic and unique. But this is a mezcal blog so what do they have to do with mezcal?