Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2011

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  • Introduction

    • Collepiano represents the renaissance of Montefalco as a wine region and Sagrantino as a unique variety grown only in Montefalco. Collepiano is Sagrantino’s area of production at Caprai. The name recalls the gentle slopes that characterize these hills.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
    • Soil: Limstone, clay
    • Elevation: 650-985 feet
    • Density: 2,430 vines/acre
    • Training: Spurred cordon
  • Vintage Report

    • The 2011 harvest had a good balance of rainfalls, and the warm and dry climate in the final grape ripening phases resulted in a vintage with high temperatures. The weather was particularly dry in the last ten days of August. The first half of September was warm, and the lack of significant rainfall led to a balanced ripening of Sagrantino grapes. This produced complex wines with aromas of ripe, red fruit, tobacco, and cocoa.

  • Vinification


    • Aging: 22 months in French oak barriques; minimum 6 months aging in bottle.
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sagrantino
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.43 g/L
    • RS: <1 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • The 2011 Collepaino has pleasant aromas and flavors of dried berries, sandalwood, clove, and vanilla. It has a deep, rich, and elegant taste.



  • Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2011 – 92 points –

    “Attractive dried berry, cedar and sandalwood aromas and flavors follow through to a medium to full body, firm and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. This is real Sagrantino.”

  • Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2011 – 91+ points – Vinous

    “Bright ruby. Aromas of blackberry, licorice, dried flowers and spices are complicated by peppery herbs … nicely stuffed with energetic, clean fruit in the middle and a saline nuance on the long back end...”