The FALCO, in addition to name the production area of Sagrantino,
has inspired us in naming our bottles
of MONTEFALCO’s DOC and DOCG.
Frederick I in 1185 invested Rainaldo dei Monaldi di Foligno in the county of Coccorone,
adding the County of Antignano,
the territory of Bevagna distinguished him with many
privileges and gave him a falcon trained for prey.
Since then that Castle began to be called Coccorone or Monte del Falco.
From the 9th of February 1240, after the “general parlamentum” of Foligno,
Frederick II set out for Montefalco where he settled with the court,
his falconers and his army in the nearby Coccorone “cors coronae” Castle,
overlooking the wide Spoletana valley.
Here he stayed until the 13th of February,
practicing his great hunting passion and having fun with his falcons.
A hymn to the prestige of this magnificent predatory, glutton for the precious red berries of the most important vineyard of our region: Sagrantino Preda del Falco was born to honor this passional relationship between the predator, the hawk, and...Learn more