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Arnaldo Caprai 25 Anni Montefalco Sagrantino 2012

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 25 Anni Montefalco Sagrantino shows a surprising complexity with blackberry jam to rose pot pourri, from nutmeg to pepper, from pine resin to mint, from clove to cocoa. Soft and persuasive on the palate, intense persistent finish. Fresh, with complex tannins.

This rich Sagrantino is a great wine to be paired with roasted or grilled lamb and other meats. Black truffles, game, and aged cheeses are also lovely partners to match the tannins and body shown in the bottle.

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
Enticing and earthy, this opens with compelling aromas of truffle, tobacco, black-skinned fruit, menthol and a whiff of blue flower. The palate is both structured and elegant, delivering dried morello cherry, prune and pipe tobacco framed in taut fine-grained tannins that give it a firm velvety texture. It's still tightly wound and needs time. Drink 2022–2032.
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JS 94
James Suckling
The nose is ripe but very attractive from the outset with notes of iodine, oyster shell, bark, forest floor, blackberries, dark chocolate, plenty of herbs and coffee beans. The palate's really explosive yet polished, showing moath-coating tannins, layers of dark fruit, fine acidity and a long, boastful finish. Drink in 2020.
WS 92
Wine Spectator
A rich note of sun-dried black cherry shines through in this finely knit, full-bodied red, layered with dense, satiny tannins and accents of dried fig, spice box, savory olive, smoke and loamy earth that echo on the chewy finish. Best from 2021 through 2030.
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Arnaldo Caprai, Italy
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The family operation began in 1971 when textiles entrepreneur Arnaldo Caprai purchased 12.5 acres in Montefalco. In 1988, ownership passed on to Arnaldo’s son, Marco, who began the project to cultivate the promotion of the grape that has been growing in the Montefalco region for more than 400 years: Sagrantino. Today, the winery is the leading producer of top quality Sagrantino di Montefalco, a wine produced exclusively from this native variety. In addition to its commitment to quality, Arnaldo Caprai is recognized for its dedication to environmental, economic and social sustainability, as well as being champions for the wines of Umbria. Winery visits available for tasting.

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Centered upon the lush Apennine Range in the center if the Italian peninsula, Umbria is one of the few completely landlocked regions in Italy. It’s star red grape variety, Sagrantino, finds its mecca around the striking, hilltop village of Montefalco. The resulting wine, Sagrantino di Montefalco, is an age-worthy, brawny, brambly red, bursting with jammy, blackberry fruit and earthy, pine forest aromas. By law this classified wine has to be aged over three years before it can be released from the winery and Sagrantino often needs a good 5-10 more years in bottle before it reaches its peak. Incidentally these wines often fall under the radar in the scene of high-end, age-begging, Italian reds, giving them an almost cult-classic appeal. They are undoubtedly worth the wait!

Rosso di Montefalco, on the other had, is composed mainly of Sangiovese and is a more fruit-driven, quaffable wine to enjoy while waiting for the Sagrantinos to mellow out.

Among its green mountains, perched upon a high cliff in the province of Terni, sits the town of Orvieto. Orvieto, the wine, is a blend of at least 60% Trebbiano in combination with Grechetto, with the possible addition of other local white varieties. Orvieto is the center of Umbria’s white wine production—and anchor of the region’s entire wine scene—producing over two thirds of Umbria’s wine. A great Orvieto will have clean aromas and flavors of green apple, melon and citrus, and have a crisp, mineral-dominant finish.

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Known for dark and dense red wines, Sagrantino is a grape unique to Umbria. The best examples come from the clay, sand and limestone soils around the village of Montefalco. Since Sagrantino grapes have a high level of tannins, law requires Sagrantino di Montefalco age at least 30 months before release to market. Sagrantino often benefits from further aging—though look to those labeled Rosso di Montefalco for early drinking Sagrantino-Sangiovese blends. Somm Secret—Sagrantino contains some of the highest polyphenol (antioxidant) levels compared to other red wine grapes.

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