Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2010 – 93 points –
93 points

“I have been a big fan of past vintages of this wine. The 2010 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano delivers on my expectations. If you are new to Sagrantino, this wine is a great place to start. You get an authentic taste of the power and sheer determination of the tannic Sagrantino grape, but the contours have been softened and controlled by the careful attention that this estate is known for. Prune, dark plum and blackberry are at the core of this super dense wine. Spice, leather, Spanish cedar and chewing tobacco also play prominent roles. Collepiano is built to last.

Marco Caprai is full of surprises and this year he delivers a big one. I had the opportunity to taste his newest creation: The 2006 Montefalco Sagrantino Spinning Beauty. A Riserva category does not exist in the Montefalco Sagrantino appellation, but this wine is conceived and produced as a Riserva nonetheless. The wine successfully makes that difficult leap between power and elegance. The Sagrantino grape is one of the most tannic in Europe, so taming that beast is always an issue. The folks at Arnaldo Caprai have released the 2006 vintage, thus allowing the tannins enough time to integrate. I also liked the “Spinning Beauty” name that seems to evoke the concept of silk or cashmere spools. The Caprai family is enormously successful in both the Italian worlds of wine and textiles (fashion).”

Audrey Marek, July 18, 2017
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Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2010 – 93 points –