Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Montefalco Rosso DOC Riserva – 2018

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  • Introduction

    • Embodies the bolder spirit of its little brother Montefalco Rosso, with a similar composition of Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Merlot. The special vineyard sites and location for this wine rival textural and body characteristics of even the best Brunello di Montalcino.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Montefalco DOC
    • Cultivation: 100% sustainable with the New Green Protocol + Equalitas certification
    • Vine Age: 25 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: 1993
  • 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: 20 months in French oak barriques; minimum 6 months aging in bottle
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 15% Merlot
    • Alcohol: 15%
    • TA: 5.5 g/L
    • p H: 3.69
    • RS: <1 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Wild cherries preserved in spirit, chocolate, violets, vanilla and exotic spices. Full bodied and round, perfectly balanced with vibrant, velvety tannins.