Grecante Grechetto, Colli Martani DOC – 2017
During the renaissance many wines were known as “Greco, Grecante, Grechetto”. Montefalco’s Grecante was one of the most appreciated. Indeed, the head of the Municipality of Montefalco used to send this wine as a precious gift to princes and important clergymen. Arnaldo Caprai’s Grecante keeps this long tradition alive.
- Appellation: Colli Martani DOC
- Soil: Clay and limestone
- Elevation: 755 feet
- Density: 5,500 vines/acre
- Training: Guyot
- Harvest Date(s): End of September
- Aging: 3 months in steel; minimum 3 months in bottle
- Varietal Composition: 100% Grechetto
- Alcohol: 13%
- TA: 6g/L
- p H: 3.25
Intense perfumes of exotic fruit and yellow peach, floral notes of freesia and hawthorn, pleasing chalkiness on the finish. Full, fresh taste with a long persistence.
Arnaldo Caprai Grechetto Colli Martani Grecante – 2017 – James Suckling – 90 Points
Attractive fresh-pineapple character, but without pineapple’s strident acidity. The delicate hint of smoke really adds something and the finish is super-harmonious, if a bit short. Drink now.