Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Montefalco Rosso – 2015

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  • Introduction

    • Montefalco Rosso embodies a great bond between the wine
      and the area of Montefalco. It is produced from Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Merlot, which epitomizes the character and identity championed by the
      Arnaldo Caprai winery.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Montefalco Rosso DOC
    • Size: 25 hectares
    • Vine Age: 25 years
    • Soil: Limestone, clay
    • Elevation: Rolling hills, 650-985 feet above sea level with eastern exposure
    • Density: 5,500 vines/acre
    • Training: Spurred cordon
    • First Year of Production: 1971
  • Vintage Report

    • Very dry July and August with a good water reserve due to a solid rain during spring time. September and Ocotber in the average. Good vintage with a great freshness.

    • Harvest Date(s): Sangiovese: end of September Sagrantino: first week of October
  • Vinification

    • Fermentation: 15 days in stainless-steel; indigenous yeast; 100%malolactic fermentation
    • Aging: 12 months in French oak barriques; minimum 6 months aging in bottle
    • Filtration: Yes
    • Fining: No
  • Tasting Notes

    • Sensationally intense, with notes of wild flowers, violet and red berry jam. Full bodied, rich, dry with a long finish and delicate hint of spice.

  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 15% Merlot
    • Alcohol: 13%
    • TA: 5.2%
    • p H: 3.68
    • RS: Less than 1%

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  • Montefalco Rosso – 2015 – 92 points – James Suckling

    “Ripe plums, dried lavender, basil, tar, licorice and hot stones show here on the nose. Medium to full body, fresh acidity, round yet tight tannins and a fruity finish.”

  • Montefalco Rosso – 2015

    Sensationally intense, with notes of wild flowers, violet and red berry jam. Full bodied, rich, dry with a long finish and delicate hint of spice.

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