Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016

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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

    • Qualitatively very positive vintage: the white grape varieties have responded very well to a slightly delayed and stress-free year and reached optimal maturations both sugary and aromatic; the reds have given optimal results guaranteed by a slow and constant ripening The climate was particularly favorable for slow and optimal grape ripening, which preserves the aromas and acidity.

  • Vinification

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

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sagrantino
    • Alcohol: 15.5%
    • TA: 5.3 g/L
    • p H: 3.78
    • RS: < 1 g/L
  • 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.



  • Arnaldo Caprai 25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016 – Vinous – 95 Points

    The truly captivating [wine] pulls you close to the glass with a beguiling bouquet that mixes citrus-tinged black fruits with exotic spices, hints of oregano, menthol and a dusting of cocoa. While there’s admirable weight and depth here, the textures are more like pure silk, delicately draped across the palate, yet leaving behind a saturating blend of intense dark fruits, minerals and fine-grained tannin...This is a fantastic rendition of Arnaldo Caprai’s 25 Anni.

  • Arnaldo Caprai 25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016 – The Wine Advocate – 95 Points

    This bottle is a true ambassador for Umbria. You get ample varietal tones in the 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni, with bitter chocolate and baking spice, but Caprai does a terrific job of softening up and fleshing out the Sagrantino grape to display a more contemporary and ultimately more approachable and versatile wine. It boasts a huge, bold and opulent mouthfeel with plenty of structure and determination.