Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016
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.
- Appellation: Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG
- Cultivation: 100% sustainable
- Size: 12 ha (30 acres)
- Vine Age: 40 years
- Soil: Limestone, clay
- Elevation: 250 meters (820 feet)
- Density: 5,500 vines/hectare (2,227 vines/acre)
- Training: Spurred cordon
- First Year of Production: 1979
Qualitatively very positive vintage: the white grape varieties have responded very well to a slightly delayed and stress-free year and reached optimal maturations both sugary and aromatic; the reds have given optimal results guaranteed by a slow and constant ripening The climate was particularly favorable for slow and optimal grape ripening, which preserves the aromas and acidity.
- Harvest Date(s): October
- Aging: 22 months in French oak barriques; minimum 6 months aging in bottle
- Barrel Aging: 22 months
- Bottle Aging: 6 months
- Varietal Composition: 100% Sagrantino
- Alcohol: 15.5%
- TA: 5.2 g/L
- p H: 3.9
- RS: < 1 g/L
- Optimum Drinking: 10-15 years
AROMA: Blackberry jam, pepper, clove, vanilla and balsamic notes
TASTE: Powerful yet elegant; bold tannins hint at the ability for long aging.
- Serving Suggestions: Roasted meat preferably one with a bit of fat content, game, beef stew
Arnaldo Caprai Collepiano, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG — 2016 – The Wine Advocate – 94 Points
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 Sargrantino.