Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2020

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  • Introduction

    • During the renaissance many wines were known as “Greco, Grecante, Grechetto.” Montefalco’s Grecante was one of the most appreciated. Indeed, the head of the Municipality of Montefalco used to send this wine as a precious gift to princes and important clergymen. Arnaldo Caprai’s Grecante keeps this long tradition alive.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Colli Martani DOC
    • Soil: Clay and limestone
    • Elevation: 755 feet
    • Density: 5,500 vines/hectare (2,267 vines/acre)
    • Training: Guyot
  • Vintage Report

    • Summer was well balanced with average temperatures. Standard temperature conditions  during the key ripening stages of the grapes guaranteed a balanced concentration of  perfumes and quality compounds delivering excellent complexity and aromatic and polyphenolic structure.

    • Harvest Date(s): End of September
  • Vinification

    • Aging: 3 months in steel; minimum 3 months in bottle
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Grechetto
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 5.21 g/L
    • p H: 3.48
  • Tasting Notes

    • Intense perfumes of exotic fruit and yellow peach, floral notes of freesia and hawthorn, pleasing chalkiness on the finish. Full, fresh taste with a long persistence.



  • Arnaldo Caprai Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2020 – Vinous – 90 Points

    Wonderfully fresh and perfumed, the 2020 Grecante Grechetto lifts from the glass with a display of sweet white flowers, peach skins and raw almonds. It boasts silky, nearly glycerol-like textures, yet it remains lifted and spry throughout, as ripe tangerine and hints of candied lime soothe the senses. A buzz of residual acids and tart green apple lingers long as this tapers off to a flourish of salty minerals and spice. This Grecante really wows in the context of its price point.

  • Arnaldo Caprai Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2020 – James Suckling – 91 Points

    Apple-blossom, pear, pomelo, fennel-seed and wild-herb aromas. It’s medium-bodied with fresh acidity. Earthy and minerally undertones.

  • Arnaldo Caprai Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2020 – Decanter – James Button – 91 Points

    It's a herbal, lemon-scented white with streaks of lime, gooseberry and tropical fruit. In the mouth it's intense with good acidity and spiky citrus flavours on the attack, tempered by a round, creamy palate. Minerally and herbal, it has mid-palate notes of gooseberry, peppery spice and yellow fruits leading to a long, fresh finish. Ideal with grilled seafood.