Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG Passito — 2017

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  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
    • Cultivation: Sustainable
    • Size: 5 hectares (12.36 acres)
    • Soil: Limestone, clay
    • Elevation: Rolling hills, 820 feet above sea level with southern exposure
    • Density: 7,000 vines/hectare (2,833 vines/acre)
    • Training: Spurred cordon
  • Vintage Report

    • A generally hot year but with a rather mild summer, abundant rainfall (250 – 300 mm above the average) with well-distributed events that guaranteed slow and optimal ripening. Medium – late harvest and very balanced wines

    • Harvest Date(s): October
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 15 days in stainless-steel; indigenous yeast; 100% malolactic fermentation
    • Aging: 15 months in French oak barrels; 12 months aging in bottle
    • Filtration: Yes
    • Fining: No
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sagrantino
    • Production (in cases): 800
    • Production Case Pack: 6/375ml
    • Alcohol: 13.5%
    • TA: 4.9%
    • p H: 4.15
    • RS: 132 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • AROMA: The sweetness arrives first to the nose with scents of blackberry and strawberry jam, revealing vanilla and cinnamon.

      TASTE: warm and sweet, soft and intense. The tannins work to balance the sugars and leave the palate cleansed, ready for another taste.

    • Serving Suggestions: Traditional Umbrian cakes like “tozzetti”, jam tarts, dark chocolate, creamy cheeses.



  • Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG Passito — 2017 – Vinous – 94 Points

    “Like opening a mix of raspberry, wild berry and cherry jams, blended with minty herbs and hints of cacao, the 2017 Montefalco Sagrantino Passito totally captivates. It’s soft-textured, almost juicy in feel, with vivid red fruits and sweet spices offset by a hint of candied citrus. Licorice and sweet red berries linger, offset by a lovely bitter twang of tannin, the perfect balance of a Sagrantino Passito.”