Review: Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino Di Montefalco Collepiano 2010
“Sagrantino is a wine that makes you wait. A powerful red from Umbria that can only be found in the DOCG of Montefalco, it’s a grape that comes on strong in its youth but as it ages it transforms, becoming soft and refined. While I realize no one really has the time or patience to buy a wine and let it sit for 10 years, myself included, Sagrantino is worth the wait.
“But that doesn’t mean there aren’t fantastic Sagrantinos that are delicious now. One such bottle is made by the winery that started it all: Arnaldo Caprai. Until the 1970s, the region’s indiginous grape had always been vinified sweet. But Arnaldo Caprai decided to vinify it dry, and the result was a wine that has been coveted by collectors ever since.
“Arnaldo Caprai’s wines are known for their power and finesse. The wine has a softness that allows it to be drunk much sooner than many of its counterparts, but aging it for years will only make it better.”
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