Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2019

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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: 6 ha (14.83 acres)
    • Soil: Limestone, clay
    • Elevation: 370 meters (1,214 feet)
    • Density: 5,500 vines/hectare (2,227 vines/acre)
    • Training: Spurred cordon
    • First Year of Production: 1993
  • Vintage Report

    • The summer had a well-balanced average temperature, with a good mix of sunshine and rain that provided ideal ripening conditions for the grapes. As we head towards the end of September and October, which will be extremely favorable for the ripening of later grapes, there will be a few rainy events interspersed with clear, dry days and mild temperatures. This ideal weather condition will result in wines with excellent ripeness of the polyphenolic component and a great olfactory intensity, due to the long maturation of the grapes resulting from their optimal health.

    • Harvest Date(s): October
  • Vinification

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

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sagrantino
    • Alcohol: 15.5%
    • TA: 4.8 g/L
    • p H: 3.88
    • RS: 1.8 g/L
    • Optimum Drinking: 20-30 years
  • Tasting Notes

    • Surprising complexity from blackberry jam to rose potpourri, nutmeg to pepper, pine resin to mint, clove to cocoa. Soft and persuasive, intense, persistent finish. Fresh, with complex tannins.



  • 25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2019 – Vinous – 96 Points

    "The 2019 Sagrantino di Montefalco 25 Anni is imposing, grumbling up with a dark blend of dried black cherries, crushed plums, sage, allspice and sweet mint. This is texturally thrilling, velvety yet cooling, weighty yet spry, washing across the palate with polished red and black fruits and slowly building black-tea tannins. A menagerie of spices lingers along tobacco and blood orange nuances, finishing with tremendous length and concentration. The balance is absolutely fantastic. This is a stunning performance."

  • 25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2019 – Wine Enthusiast – 93 Points

    “This darkly hued wine opens with rich aromas of macerated blackberries, preserves, pepper and clove with a hint of violets. The powerful palate is layered with black plums, dried herbs, baking spices and forest floor, all framed by classic firm Sagrantino tannins and finishing with balanced acidity.”