It was by chance that I found right in the heart of Berlin, a charming Italian Wine-Bar restaurant, Sagrantino. Where the food comes to be excellent, the wines are made with 100% Sagrantino grapes of the Province of Perugia, and plus, the prices are fair enough, which makes Sagrantino a perfect cost benefit choice.
If you’re Italian, or speak the language, feel free to speak with the staff, most of them are from Italy and besides that, they also make you feel very welcoming.
100% Italian, Sagrantino it’s a must try especially for those in love with the famous Italian Cuisine, to savor their delicious food, and of course, to taste their fine wine menu. Wine in Berlin can be hard but here they have a very good wine menu, and also, an incredible long antipasti variety, which includes cheese options ‘Tagliere Formaggi’, grilled calamari ‘Calamareti alla Diavola’, and several others that can please even those who don’t eat much of anything, not to mention the pasta (I highly recommend the ‘Ravioli della Casa’, delicious, light and soft, and it’s so good, it’ll melt on the mouth), and yes, I was thrilled over it.
The grapes of Sagrantino are cultivated in Montefalco villages and surroundings, famous for its products, that, along with the grapes, also includes sunflowers and olive oil. Although Umbria has an interesting winemaking past, in recent years have been overshadowed by her long time west neighbor, Tuscany.
But lately, Umbria’s red wines are the ones that have earned the attention. These grapes have thick skin that produces wines with aromas of cherry, plum and strawberry, often spicy, and with many types of tannin. In fact, Sagrantino has more tannin than any other Italian grape, one of the most tannic grapes, of all known varieties in the world. Make sure to try more than one wine, it’s worth it!
I can also add here that, they have one of the best desserts that I’ve ever eaten, the magnificent Tiramisù, which is not only a dessert, but THE dessert. To start, the meaning of Tiramisù is quite interesting. The first time I’ve heard of it was long time ago with my Italian teacher, and he told me that, Tiramisù was a dessert to make people happy, and its real meaning is pull me up! Did you know that? I was quite amazed, and among other things, the famous Italian Dolce is known for its aphrodisiac energetic properties and its strong coffee flavor (it also goes with the amazing mascarpone crème, a kind of Italian soft cheese). So, if you’re already interested in visiting Sagrantino, make sure to try their Tiramisù! I can assure it’s one of the best I’ve ever eaten.
I wasn’t able to see this tip there, but read in their website that they have guided tours to Umbria! Worth take a look (the music playing in the site can give you a pretty good idea what’s their environment it’s all about). Italy is always a very good choice! Couldn’t say otherwise being an Italian descendant myself.
And last, but not least, Sagrantino also provides a feeling of coziness. Its warm stylish design, all red, featuring dark wood, candles, great bar, walls with black n’ white portraits, which contributes to be a lovely place to visit. Be sure to stay there for a huge amount of time, whenever you’re on a single trip, traveling as a couple, with friends, family or living as/being a Berliner ☺.
Sagrantino is a hidden jewel!!
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