Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG Passito — 2018

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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

    • The summer temperatures were consistently moderate, with a good mix of sunny and rainy days that allowed the grapes to ripen gradually. The harvest occurred in the middle to late part of the season, resulting in very well-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: 14%
    • TA: 5.68
    • RS: 110 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.