Arnaldo Caprai

Montefalco Rosso Riserva

2018
Montefalco
Umbria
Italy
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Ar-NAL-do Ca-PRA-ee MON-tay-FAL-co ROSS-o Ree-SER-va
Varietal
Sagrantino
$53
Flavors
Black Cherry Black Cherry
Red Cherry Red Cherry
Truffle Truffle
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Palate Character

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COLOR
Dark Ruby Red
BODY
TANNIN
ACIDITY
SWEET
ALCOH.
15%
GRAPE(S)
Sagrantino
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Why this wine made the cut…
This wine is a sleeping beauty - patience is a virtue
Umbria, Italy
GRAPE VARIETAL(S)
Sagrantino
100% Sa-gran-TEE-no
Sagrantino is the main red grape varietal grown in Montefalco, Umbria in central Italy. The wines pack a punch with high-toned acidity and tannic backbone. The wines can be quite austere in their youth, but age gracefully and really show its true complex potential as a combination with rich, savory foods.
Country / State
Italy
Region
Umbria
Sub Region
Montefalco
Producer
Arnaldo Caprai
Vintage
2018
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Arnaldo Caprai

UMBRIA

Arnaldo Caprai founded his family estate in Montefalco, Umbria in 1971. His son Marco has run the estate since 1988. His efforts have brought justified attention to the high-quality and age-worthy wines made from sagrantino.

Arnaldo Caprai's grapes in handArnaldo Caprai's grapes in hand
Arnaldo Caprai's vineyardsArnaldo Caprai's vineyards

Marco Caprai sustainably farms 220 acres of high-altitude vines planted largely to sagrantino, an indigenous varietal that was cultivated for over 400 years and nearly fell into extinction in the 1960s. Marco’s experimentation in the vineyard, the winery, and his work with the University of Milan have been among the driving forces for sagrantino’s resurgence. 

The Arnaldo Caprai sagrantino-based blends are powerful and bold expressions noted for dark-fruit flavors, floral aromatics, acidity, and firm tannins that, with patience, showcase the potential of this historical varietal.

Arnaldo Caprai's vineyards at nightArnaldo Caprai's vineyards at night