Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2018

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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 (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
  • Vintage Report

    • Summer was well balanced in temperature average. A good alternation of sunshine and rain guaranteed a slow but ideal ripening of the grapes. Medium-late harvest and very well-balanced wines.

    • Harvest Date(s): October
  • Vinification

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

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sagrantino
    • Alcohol: 15.5%
    • TA: 5.2 g/L
    • p H: 3.79
    • RS: < 1 g/L
    • Optimum Drinking: 10-15 years
  • Tasting Notes

    • AROMA: Blackberry jam, pepper, clove, and vanilla

      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