Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2013

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  • Introduction

    • 25 Anni is the result of in-depth research and careful clonal selection of Sagrantino’s best grapes. This jubilee wine was produced for the first time in 1993 to celebrate the winery’s 25th anniversary. Since then, 25 Anni has kept its name as well as its unique character, power and elegance.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
    • Cultivation: 100% sustainable
    • Size: 8 ha
    • Soil: Limestone, clay
    • Elevation: 370 meters (1,214 feet)
    • Density: 7,200 vines/hectare (2,915 vines/acre)
    • Training: Spurred cordon
    • First Year of Production: 1993
  • Vintage Report

    • An extremely rainy spring led to mild temperatures in August and September. This created conditions for optimal grape maturation.

  • Vinification

    • Aging: 24 months in French oak; 8 months in bottle
    • Barrel Aging: 24 months
    • Bottle Aging: 8 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sagrantino
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 4.99 g/L
    • p H: 3.65
    • RS: < 1 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Surprising blend of blackberry jam, rose potpourri, nutmeg, pepper, pine resin, mint, clove and cocoa. Soft, fresh and persuasive with complex tannins and an intense, persistent finish.



  • Arnaldo Caprai 25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2013 – James Suckling – 93 Points

    Built on a huge scale, this maturing sagrantino has a lot of ripe blackberry, roasted meat and balsamic aromas. The tannins on the palate are pretty massive, but they are beginning to integrate nicely and that process should continue for some years. Drink or hold."

  • Arnaldo Caprai 25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2013 – Wine Spectator – 91 Points

    A pure note of ripe black cherry is accented by licorice, rose hip, graphite and smoke details in this grippy, full-bodied red. Dense and chewy, with a long finish of mineral and spice. Best from 2022 through 2028.

  • Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni – 2013 – Wine Enthusiast – 92 Points

    Plum, dark berry and baking-spice aromas slowly emerge on this full-bodied red. The taut spicy palate offers sour cherry, dried blackberry, ground clove and licorice set against a backbone of assertive but fine-grained tannins. It's still young and primary.

  • Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni – 2013 – The Wine Advocate – 94 Points

    Marco Caprai strikes again with yet another beautiful vintage of his top-shelf red. The 2013 Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni is a darkly saturated and thickly extracted wine with a full and generous style. The wine is redolent of dark fruit, tobacco and smoky barbecue. However, the real protagonist is spice: baking and Christmas spice, to be exact...