Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Montefalco Rosso DOC — 2020

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  • Introduction

    • Montefalco Rosso embodies a great bond between the wine and the area of Montefalco. It is produced from Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Merlot, which epitomizes the character and identity championed by the Arnaldo Caprai winery.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Montefalco Rosso DOC
    • Cultivation: 100% sustainable
    • Size: 25 hectares
    • Vine Age: 25 years
    • Soil: Limestone, clay
    • Elevation: Rolling hills, 650-985 feet above sea level with eastern exposure
    • Density: 5,500 vines/hectare (2,227 vines/acre)
    • Training: Spurred cordon
    • First Year of Production: 1975
  • Vintage Report

    • There were heavy rain showers in May. In June, it got warmer and there was less rain. From July to mid-September, it rained a bit here and there and the temperatures were mild. This weather was perfect for the grapes to ripen and develop their sugar. In September and October, there were a few short storms but overall the temperatures were normal, which was great for the grapes to mature. The resulting wines are well-balanced, elegant, and have a pleasant fresh aroma.

    • Harvest Date(s): Sangiovese: End of September; Sagrantino: First week of October
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 15 days in stainless-steel; indigenous yeast; 100% malolactic fermentation
    • Aging: 12 months in French oak barriques; minimum 6 months aging in bottle
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 15% Merlot
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.21 g/L
    • p H: 3.69
    • RS: <1 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Sensationally intense, with notes of wild flowers, violet and red berry jam. Full bodied, rich, dry with a long finish and delicate hint of spice.



  • Montefalco Rosso DOC — 2020 – Wine Enthusiast – 90 Points

    “The glass fills as if a bowl of cherries were present with fresh thyme, allspice and roasted coffee. Gripping and well structured, the palate is generous with its plum and other black-hued fruits that turn around a core of savory, herbal and earthy notes, finishing with firm tannins.”