Arnaldo Caprai Brings Modern Montefalco to Wilson Daniels Portfolio
ST. HELENA, CA (December 29, 2015) — Wilson Daniels announces, effective January 1, 2016, the newest addition to its Italian wine portfolio, Montefalco Sagrantino champion Arnaldo Caprai.
The partnership marks a pivotal step in Wilson Daniels’ continued pursuit of quality and excellence within its expanding portfolio. The marketing and sales company aims to represent the very best producers of their respective regions around the world, and Arnaldo Caprai — the most highly regarded winery in Umbria — certainly fits the profile.
“Arnaldo Caprai has all of the qualities we look for in our partners and more,” says Wilson Daniels president Rocco Lombardo. “The winery is a leader in a region that is emerging as one of the most interesting in Italy, constantly looking toward innovation to achieve the best quality possible in the wines.”
The winery’s experiments with clonal selection, new trellising systems and high-density plantings have resulted in huge improvements in the quality of the wine made from pure Sagrantino and has brought well-deserved recognition to an often overlooked Italian wine region.
The promotion of Montefalco Sagrantino to DOCG status in 1992 was largely due to the pioneering work of the Caprai family, and in 1996 the winery was awarded for the first time Gambero Rosso’s Tre Bicchieri, Italy’s most prestigious accolade. Since then, the winery has continued to earn tremendous international attention for its Montefalco Sagrantino. It was named Wine Enthusiast’s “European Winery of the Year” in 2012 and listed in the publication’s “Top 100 Cellar Selections” for the 2010 Montefalco Sagrantino “25 Anni.”
“This partnership is an important next step for Arnaldo Caprai and Montefalco,” remarks winemaker and owner Marco Caprai. “Wilson Daniels is aligned with our determination and vision, and as the exclusive Umbrian winery in the portfolio, we anticipate reaching the highest levels of excellence.”
The wines available through Wilson Daniels beginning January 2016 include: DOCG wines Montefalco Sagrantino “25 Anni” and Collepiano Montefalco Sagrantino; DOC reds Montefalco Rosso and Montefalco Rosso Riserva; and DOC white Grecante Grechetto Colli Martani. Additionally, Wilson Daniels Wholesale in New York will have the exclusive distribution of specialty wine Vigna Flaminia Maremmana and half-bottle sizes of the Montefalco Rosso and Grecante Grechetto Colli Martani.
As the dynamic appellation of Montefalco continues to develop, Arnaldo Caprai will remain at the forefront, building its presence in the US market and championing the wines of Umbria.
About Arnaldo Caprai
The Arnaldo Caprai winery, founded in 1971 by Arnaldo Caprai, is the acknowledged leader in the production of top quality Sagrantino wines from Italy. Arnaldo purchased the renowned 12.5-acre estate in order to produce unique, high quality Umbrian wines. In 1988, management passed on to Arnaldo’s son, Marco, who oversaw the increase in the estate’s premium wine production and in global recognition of the family brand. Marco’s unbridled determination led directly to new acquisitions, scientific research and technological innovation. Today the Arnaldo Caprai estate encompasses 370 acres — 220 of which are currently in production — located in Montefalco, Gualdo Cattaneo and Bevagna, and produces DOC Montefalco, DOC Colli Martani and DOCG Sagrantino di Montefalco.
To learn more: www.wilsondaniels.com/our-portfolio/arnaldo-caprai.