Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Spinning Beauty Montefalco Sagrantino, DOCG – 2009

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  • Introduction

    • SPINNING BEAUTY–as a guiding inspiration–has accompanied a man’s work, passion and continuous quest for beauty. Like an invisible thread, it draws together a family’s history, its values, the spirit of a place and its traditions in an incessant motion towards the future.

      SPINNING BEAUTY, so rich in personality and charm was born from the oldest historical selection of the estate vineyard Monte della Torre and from hundred percent Sagrantino clone—Cobra.

      This wine has been inspired by the world’s greatest and most refined classics. Matured in french oak barrels for eight years.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
    • Composition: 100% Sagrantino
    • Soil: Limestone, clay
    • Elevation: 1,214 feet
    • Density: 7,142 vines/acre
    • Training: Spurred cordon
    • First Year of Production: 2007
  • Vinification

    • Aging: 8 years in new French oak barriques
  • Technical Information

    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.0
    • p H: 3.6
  • Tasting Notes

    • Potent aromatic sensation. Tertiary aromas blend with chocolate, black and red fruit jam and sweet spice perceptions. The long ageing shows an ample texture of balsamic wood facets, notes of incense and toasted components that merge into a lush and elegant texture.

      TASTE: powerful and definite tannins, full bodied and fresh. It’s persistence and balance highlight a strong personality.



  • Arnaldo Caprai Spinning Beauty Montefalco Sagrantino, DOCG – 2009 – Vinous – 95 Points

    The nose of the 2009 Sagrantino di Montefalco Spinning Beauty is more lifted and precise than the 2010 and 2008 beside it, showing a gorgeous mix of dusty florals and mineral-encased black cherry with hints of white smoke and savory herbs, in an expression that seems both sweet and savory. Here I’m finding silky textures that coat the palate in a mix of ripe berries, chalky minerals and wild herbs, as cool-toned acids add lift, leaving saturating spice and fine tannins. It’s wonderfully persistent, structured, yet also fresh, showing elegance and balance...