Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Montefalco Rosso Riserva – 2009

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  • Introduction

    • Embodies the bolder spirit of its little brother Montefalco Rosso, with a similar composition of Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Merlot. The special vineyard sites and location for this wine rival textural and body characteristics of even the best Brunello di Montalcino.

  • Vineyard Profile

    • Appellation: Montefalco DOC
    • Soil: Limstone, clay
    • Elevation: 985 feet
    • Density: 2,025-2,430 vines/acre
    • Training: Spurred cordon
  • Vinification

    • Barrel Aging: 20 months in French oak barriques
    • Bottle Aging: Minimum 6 months
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 15% Merlot
      First Vintage Produced: 1993
      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

      This well-rounded, structured wine is enjoyed best when paired with roasted meats, charcuterie and aged cheeses. Best served between 64-68 F.

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Reviews

  • Montefalco Rosso Riserva – 2009 – 92 points – RobertParker.com

    “… bursts forth with compelling and immediate personality. Aromas of chocolate, spice and tobacco begin to appear. Marco ages the wine in French oak for 20 months and uses standard blending proportions of 70-15-15 Sangiovese, Merlot and Sagrantino…”

  • Montefalco Rosso Riserva – 2009 – 91 points – Wine Spectator Online

    “Rich base notes of espresso and chalky mineral underscore the flavors of plum sauce, sweet brown bread, dried raspberry, grilled herb and licorice drop in this burly, full-bodied red. The tannins are dense, but this is balanced overall…”

  • Montefalco Rosso Riserva – 2009

    This well-rounded, structured wine is enjoyed best when paired with roasted meats, charcuterie and aged cheeses. Best served between 64-68 F.

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