Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2015

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  • Introduction

    • During the renaissance, many white wines from Umbria were known as “Greco, Grecante, Grechetto.” Montefalco’s local name “Grecante” was one of the most appreciated and enjoyed white wines in all of Umbria. Arnaldo Caprai’s Grecante keeps this long tradition alive.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Soil: Silt, clay
    • Elevation: 500-650 feet
    • Density: 2,025 vines/acre
    • Training: Spurred cordon
  • Vinification

    • Aging: 3 months in steel
    • Bottle Aging: Minimum 3 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 100% Grechetto
      First Vintage Produced: 1989
      Aging Potential: 3-5 years

  • Tasting Notes

    • Grecante is a fresh, crisp wine enjoyed chilled at a temperature of 50 F as an aperitif or consumed with seafood, veal or poultry dishes.

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  • Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2015 – 5 stars – Restaurant Wine

    "A subtle, moderately rich Grechetto of exceptional quality. It is fragrant, full bodied, supple in texture, and beautifully balanced, with a long, harmonious finish, tasting of apple, lemon grass, pear, spicy oak, and vanilla. Great value."

  • Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2015 – 92 points – jamessuckling.com

    “A dense and fruity white with stone, dried-lemon and apple character. Full body, plenty of good fruit and a fresh and clean finish. Love the salty undertones to this.”

  • Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2015 – 90 points – Wine Spectator

    "Thai basil and spice notes lace the creamy mix of Asian pear, white peach, stone and lemon zest in this well-knit white. Light- to medium-bodied and fresh, with a lingering, savory finish."

  • Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2015 – 92 points – Apstein on Wine

    “… delivers a lovely and lively crispness without being aggressive or overbearing. A beautiful bite enlivens the palate and a touch of bitterness in the finish adds to the wine’s allure…”

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