2016 Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano (750ml)15 0 0 0
"Montefalco’s most famous estate was founded by Arnaldo Caprai in 1971, when he bought 45 hectares in the Montefalco production zone. However, the estate has become world-famous thanks to Arnaldo’s son Marco, who took over in 1988. Marco has many merits, not the least of which was launching his Sagrantino Project in partnership with the University of Milan to study the grape’s many different biotypes and establish new and better clones. He bought more vineyard parcels (today there are 136 hectares), built a state-of-the-art winery and planted various experimental vineyards. Most of all, he helped create a new wine out of Montefalco, neither rustic nor sweet (historically, the air-dried, sweet version of Montefalco wine was perhaps most popular). Last but not least, Caprai has also been at the forefront of 'Montefalco 2015: The New Green Revolution,' a project whose goal is to have member wineries follow a sustainable, eco-friendly viticulture protocol." - Ian D'Agata (Vinous)
The Collepiano is made of 100% Sagrantino which is a unique variety grown only in Montefalco. The vines are 40 year old planted at 800+ feet. Starting 2015, Marco Caprai has worked with French consultant Michel Rolland to fine tune their production and come up with a truly unique product. Sagrantino is often known for its tannic structure. Their goal is to produce wines that are seductive, smoothing out its peculiar roughness, but preserving its character.
"With a dark, full-bodied color and ripe aromas of blackberry preserves and dark marmalade, the 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano packs a powerful punch at 15.5% alcohol. There are dustings of baking spice or bitter chocolate. Here is a full, big-bodied and brooding Sagrantino, of which 80,000 bottles were made." 94 points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, July 2021)
Excellent community reviews too!
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