Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
Delicate pine and marjoram aromatics lace flavors of plumped black cherry and wile strawberry fruit in this dense, full-bodied red. Tightly meshed, with accents of graphite, licorice and ground pink peppercorn. Give this time to unfurl.
This is a plush, ripe red with dried plums and notes of tar and ash, as well as a touch of menthol. Full-bodied and ripe, but structured and dialed-in. Decadent on the finish. With a tad less alcohol, this would score even more highly. Drink from 2023.
Aromas of dark-skinned berries, toasted oak and underbrush lead the nose. The spicy, structured palate offers dried black cherry, black pepper, tobacco and clove alongside tight, close-grained tannins. Drink 2022–2029.
The Wine Advocate
The 2015 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano benefits from more stringent fruit selection. "We are limited to only the best fruit for this wine, and we changed the way we pick with multiple harvests," says Marco Caprai. This warm and sunny vintage has shaped a generous and inviting wine that is opulent, bold and rich all at once. This wine offers ample power, yet it's not as bruising as past vintages I remember. The 2015 vintage flaunts its curvy physique.