Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Spinning Beauty Montefalco Sagrantino, DOCG – 2010

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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: 15%
    • TA: 5.27 g/L
    • p H: 3.8
  • 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 – 2010 – Vinous – 93 Points

    Shows impenetrable depths of dark ruby in the glass, displaying a bouquet of ripe black cherries mixed with tobacco, hints of menthol, tobacco and cedar. Its velvety textures flood the palate with black cherries as penetrating acids cut through its creamy weight, bringing a mix of savory spice and herbal tones, and tannins slowly settle in with each sip. This tapers off long, staining the palate with a mix of black and red fruits, yet it’s firm and intense, as its tannic heft dominates, ending with spicy oak and the slightest whiff of heat.

  • Arnaldo Caprai Spinning Beauty Montefalco Sagrantino, DOCG – 2010 – The Wine Advocate – 96 Points

    Wow. The incredible packaging here (with a gold thread around the bottle and a white wax capsule to close) gives you a sense of the importance of this beautiful Sagrantino. I tasted bottle number 567 of only 1,133 made. The 2010 Montefalco Sagrantino Spinning Beauty is very nicely balanced, showing so much care and focus. Dark fruit, leather, tar and baking spice make up the bouquet, while the tannins are softly integrated—and that's the key takeaway here. You get lots of big bold power on the close. You really need a serious steak dinner for this wine.