Arnaldo Caprai

Umbria, Italy

Montefalco Rosso Riserva – 2015

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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
    • Cultivation: 100% sustainable
    • Vine Age: 25 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: 1993
  • Vintage Report

    • Harvest Date(s): Very dry July and August with a good water reserve due to a solid rain during spring time. September and October in the average. Good vintage with a great freshness.
  • Vinification

    • Aging: 20 months in French oak barriques; minimum 6 months aging in bottle
  • Technical Information

    • Varietal Composition: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 15% Merlot
    • Alcohol: 14.5%
    • TA: 5.68g/L
    • p H: 3.49
    • RS: <1 g/L
  • Tasting Notes

    • Bouquet of wild cherries preserved in spirits, chocolate, violets, vanilla and exotic spices. Full bodied and round, perfectly balanced with vibrant, velvety tannins.

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  • Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso Riserva – 2015 – The Wine Advocate – 93+ Points

    This wine was not produced in the 2014 vintage, and fruit from that year went into the entry-level Montefalco Rosso instead. However, the 2015 Montefalco Rosso Riserva is a generous and radiant wine that offers accessible tones of black fruit, cherry and savory spice. The blend sees a large element of Sangiovese, and that grape shines bright in this wine, thanks to its elegant tones of wild berry, rose and pressed violet.

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