Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2015

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  • Introduction

    • 25 Anni is the result of in-depth research and careful clonal selection of Sagrantino’s best grapes. This jubilee wine was produced for the first time in 1993 to celebrate the winery’s 25th anniversary. Since then, 25 Anni has kept its name as well as its unique character, power and elegance.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
    • Cultivation: 100% sustainable
    • Size: 8 ha (19.77 acres)
    • Soil: Limestone, clay
    • Elevation: 370 meters (1,214 feet)
    • Density: 7,200 vines/hectare (2,915 vines/acre)
    • Training: Spurred cordon
    • First Year of Production: 1993
  • Vintage Report

    • The late winter and spring were initially very cold, but then reverted to normal with regular alternations of rain and sunny periods. From July to August, the summer alternated between high temperatures and cooler, rainy periods. The day-night temperature variations were always optimal. After an initially rainy period, September became dry with pleasant temperatures, favorable for the ripening of red grapes, giving strong wines, intense colors and elevated levels of anthocyanins and polyphenols.

  • Vinification

    • Aging: 24 months in French oak; 8 months in bottle
    • Barrel Aging: 24 months
    • Bottle Aging: 8 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sagrantino
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 4.99 g/L
    • p H: 3.65
    • RS: < 1 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • This rich Sagrantino has aromas of black and red ripe fruit perfumes, sweet English rose scents, lively spicy from nutmeg to pepper, hints of balsamic to mint, toasted aromas and leather. Elegant and soft, round and velvety persistence. Fresh with complex tannins. Pair with roasted and grilled lamb, black truffle, an game.

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  • 25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2015 – James Suckling – 94 Points

    Although this is ripe and decadent, it’s also very polished and inviting. Dried plums, tar, menthol, licorice and caramelized oranges and cedar are all in play. The tannins are enormous, but they’re covered in dark-chocolate notes and enhanced by vibrant dark fruit. Full-bodied and long on the luxurious finish. Drink from 2026.

  • Arnaldo Caprai 25 Anni, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2015 – Wine Advocate – 96 Points

    This is a baritone beauty. The 2015 Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni is a darkly extracted and thick expression with inky-black fruit aromas that are followed by finer accents of licorice, smoke and tar. The bouquet is deep and complex. There is dark spice here as well, but those spicy tones are mixed with balsam herb, barbecue smoke and teriyaki. The wine is full-bodied and layered, with rich textural fiber. This vintage will award those who wait.

  • Arnaldo Caprai 25 Anni Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2015 – Wine Enthusiast – 94 Points

    Aromas of baked plum, purple flowers, exotic spices and French oak form the nose on this full-bodied red. The firmly structured palate shows focus and finesse, delivering ripe black cherry, spiced blueberry, licorice and tobacco alongside tightly knit, fine-grained tannins that leave a rather drying finish. Give it time to fully develop. Drink 2023–2035.

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