Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2010

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  • Introduction

    • Collepiano represents the renaissance of Montefalco as a wine region and Sagrantino as a unique variety grown only in Montefalco. Collepiano is Sagrantino’s area of production at Caprai. The name recalls the gentle slopes that characterize these hills.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Soil: Limstone, clay
    • Elevation: 650-985 feet
    • Density: 2,430 vines/acre
    • Training: Spurred cordon
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: 24-26 months in French oak barriques
    • Bottle Aging: Minimum 6 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Sagrantino
      First Vintage Produced: 1979
      Aging Potential: 10-15 years

  • Tasting Notes

    • This well-rounded, structured wine is enjoyed best when paired with roasted meats, charcuterie, and aged cheeses. Best served between 64-68°F. – See more at: http://www.arnaldocaprai.it/pagine/montefalco-rosso-riserva-doc-000#sthash.1YzTyHQL.dpuf
      This well-rounded, structured wine is enjoyed best when paired with roasted meats, charcuterie, and aged cheeses. Best served between 64-68°F. – See more at: http://www.arnaldocaprai.it/pagine/montefalco-rosso-riserva-doc-000#sthash.1YzTyHQL.dpuf
      This well-rounded, structured wine is enjoyed best when paired with roasted meats, charcuterie, and aged cheeses. Best served between 64-68°F. – See more at: http://www.arnaldocaprai.it/pagine/montefalco-rosso-riserva-doc-000#sthash.1YzTyHQL.dpuf
      This well-rounded, structured wine is enjoyed best when paired with roasted meats, charcuterie, and aged cheeses. Best served between 64-68°F. – See more at: http://www.arnaldocaprai.it/pagine/montefalco-rosso-riserva-doc-000#sthash.1YzTyHQL.dpuf
      This well-rounded, structured wine is enjoyed best when paired with roasted meats, charcuterie, and aged cheeses. Best served between 64-68°F. – See more at: http://www.arnaldocaprai.it/pagine/montefalco-rosso-riserva-doc-000#sthash.1YzTyHQL.dpuf

      Rich in tannins with an explosion of flavor, this red wine is best understood when enjoyed with a wonderful piece of roasted meat, preferably one with a bit of fat content, game and aged cheeses. Temperature should not exceed 68 F when served.

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Reviews

  • Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2010 – 5 stars – Restaurant Wine

    “Superb Sagrantino in a concentrated, complex style. It is full bodied, smooth and long on the palate, with evident oakiness and firm tannins. Still quite youthful, it tastes of cassis, pomegranate, red currant, cedar, violet, and tobacco)…”

  • Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2010 – 93 points – RobertParker.com

    “… but the contours have been softened and controlled by the careful attention that this estate is known for. Prune, dark plum and blackberry are at the core of this super dense wine…”

  • Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2010 – 90 points – Wine Enthusiast

    “Aromas of spicy plum cake, blueberry, forest floor, leather, oak and resin unfold in the glass. The palate weaves together black cherry, blackberry, licorice and tobacco alongside youthfully austere tannins…”

  • Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG – 2010 – 91 points – Wine Spectator Online

    “Fig cake and sun-dried black cherry notes are rich and ripe in this expressive red, married to fine-grained tannins and savory accents of black olive, cured tobacco, leather and spice, lingering on the chewy finish.”

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