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



  • Collepiano Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2018 – Vinous – 90 Points

    “Takes its time opening in the glass, at first floral with a hint of red currants. Coaxing releases pretty notions of rose water, cinnamon and black cherries. It’s incredibly soft and round on the palate, also more finessed than expected, with pretty wild berry fruits and mineral underpinnings offset by a pleasant inner sweetness. A mix of plum and inner violet florals lingers, as the 2018 finishes lightly tannic yet fresh.”