Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2013

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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
    • Cultivation: 100% sustainable
    • Size: 12 ha (29.64 acres)
    • Vine Age: 40 years
    • Soil: Limestone, clay
    • Elevation: 250 meters (820 feet)
    • Density: 5,500 vines/hectare (2,227 vines/acre)
    • Training: Spurred cordon
    • First Year of Production: 1979
  • Vintage Report

    • This vintage was unique and interesting. A sunny spring was interrupted by many rainy days between May and June. The use of grass cover in the vineyards was helpful. There was little rain from early July until the end of August, which led to rapid sugar accumulation in the grapes. The first ten days of September were hot and sunny, but the weather became cooler in the second half of the month. This cool weather was ideal for grape ripening, preserving the aromas and acidity.

  • Vinification

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

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sagrantino
    • Alcohol: 15%
    • TA: 5.77 g/L
    • RS: < 1 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • This wine has bold flavors of ripe plum and blackberry jam with a balsamic hint. It has a full body with smooth, velvety tannins, a beautiful texture, and finishes elegantly and for a long time.