25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2014
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.
- Appellation: Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
- Cultivation: 100% sustainable
- Size: 8 ha (19.77 acres)
- 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
The 2014 vintage was characterized by several periods of rainfall in the winter months. The spring period instead showed precipitative quantities in line with the current average. Significant rainfall in July. Instead August, September and October were dry and warm. This trend contributed to slowing down the grape ripening phase in July. In particular, the Sagrantino, harvested from 10 to 30 October, benefited more than other varieties from the higher temperatures which allowed it to reach excellent levels of phenolic ripeness and health of the bunches.
- Barrel Aging: 24 months in French oak
- Bottle Aging: 8 months in bottle
- Varietal Composition: 100% Sagrantino
- Alcohol: 14.5%
- TA: 4.99 g/L
- p H: 3.65
- RS: < 1 g/L
Surprising complexity from blackberry jam to rose potpourri, from nutmeg to pepper, from pine resin to mint, from clove to cocoa. Soft and persuasive; intense persistant finish. Fresh with complex tannins. Pair with roasted and grilled lamb, black truffle, game.
25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2014 – James Suckling – 92 Points
A rich and flavorful red with ripe fruit, as well as meat and wood undertones. Medium to full body. Polished and chewy tannins. Slightly austere. Flavorful finish. Drink or hold.”
Arnaldo Caprai 25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2014 – Decanter – 95 Points
The flagship wine to mark the estate's 25th anniversary, this is rich, powerful and voluptuous, offset by the cooler 2014 vintage. Crushed rose petals, white pepper and spice are joined by lots of finely textured, gravelly tannins which add nuance and balance.
Arnaldo Caprai 25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2014 – The Wine Advocate – 93 Points
The 2014 Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni is a steady and rich wine that shows dark primary fruit that is followed by a long succession of spice, smoke and tar-like aromas. You get the full Sagrantino package here, with ample muscle power and brawn. However, the wine's overall length and persistence is somewhat clipped in this challenging vintage.