Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Montefalco Rosso DOC Riserva – 2019

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  • Introduction

    • Montefalco Rosso Riserva is the result of a long research carried out by our winery to find out the best growing conditions and wine-making techniques for the production of this sophisticated wine. Only the best vintages and the best grapes of Sangiovese, Sagrantino
      and Merlot give birth to Montefalco Rosso Riserva, a wine that recalls the typical tradition of the territory.

  • 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. The end of September and October proved to be extremely favorable for the ripening of the later grapes, with the few rainy events being interspersed with clear, dry days and mild temperatures. The wines will show an excellent ripeness of the polyphenolic component
      and a great olfactory intensity determined by a long maturation of the grapes due to their optimal health.

    • Harvest Date(s): October
  • Vinification

    • 15 days in stainless steel tanks; indigenous yeast; 100% malolactic fermentation

    • 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%
    • Optimum Drinking: 10-15 years
  • Tasting Notes

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



  • Montefalco Rosso DOC Riserva — 2019 – Wine Advocate – 94 Points

    “This always offers a slightly more accessible and versatile personality that makes it easier to pair with your favorite meat-based dishes. This wine shows us how much depth and complexity can also be achieved with this combination of local varieties. The wine is intense and especially concentrated thanks to ripe fruit and careful oak aging. You feel the force of Sagrantino's tannic imprint, but that power is well managed and contained. With dark and chewy fruit, this is a wine you sink your teeth into.”