Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016
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.
- Appellation: Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
- Cultivation: 100% sustainable
- Size: 12 ha (30 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
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.
- Harvest Date(s): October
- Aging: 22 months in French oak barriques; minimum 6 months aging in bottle
- Barrel Aging: 22 months
- Bottle Aging: 6 months
- Varietal Composition: 100% Sagrantino
- Alcohol: 15.5%
- TA: 5.2 g/L
- p H: 3.9
- RS: < 1 g/L
- Optimum Drinking: 10-15 years
AROMA: Blackberry jam, pepper, clove, vanilla and balsamic notes
TASTE: Powerful yet elegant; bold tannins hint at the ability for long aging.
- Serving Suggestions: Roasted meat preferably one with a bit of fat content, game, beef stew
Arnaldo Caprai Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016 – Vinous – 93 Points
Darkly alluring notes of plum and cherry sauce give way to balsamic spices and hints of mocha as the 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano blossoms in the glass. This is a deeply textural yet youthfully dense and poised expression, a wave of ripe black fruits, encased in a web of minerals, coasting along a core of brisk acids. Cooling hints of mint add lift through the massively structured finale, where sweet tobacco, baker’s chocolate and currants linger incredibly long...
Arnaldo Caprai Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016 – James Suckling – 91 Points
Aromas of cassis, dark plums, incense and roasted nuts. It’s full-bodied with firm tannins. Firm and dense with a chalky texture. Slightly dry finish.
Arnaldo Caprai Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016 – The Wine Advocate – 94 Points
With a dark, full-bodied color and ripe aromas of blackberry preserves and dark marmalade, the 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano packs a powerful punch at 15.5% alcohol. There are dustings of baking spice or bitter chocolate. Here is a full, big-bodied and brooding Sargrantino.