Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2010 Front Label
Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2010 Front Label

Arnaldo Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano 2010

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Winemaker Notes

Densely colored, ruby red, almost black, which develops to garnet with the aging of the wine. Aromatically sensational, intense, with notes of mature fruit and hints of spice and aromas of vanilla transcended from the barriques. Potent, soft and velvety on the palate.

Serve with meat roasts, steak, matured cheeses game and international cuisine.

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RP 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
I have been a big fan of past vintages of this wine. The 2010 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano delivers on my expectations. If you are new to Sagrantino, this wine is a great place to start. You get an authentic taste of the power and sheer determination of the tannic Sagrantino grape, but the contours have been softened and controlled by the careful attention that this estate is known for. Prune, dark plum and blackberry are at the core of this super dense wine. Spice, leather, Spanish cedar and chewing tobacco also play prominent roles. Collepiano is built to last.
JS 92
James Suckling
Extremely aromatic and bright with crushed-berry and dried-stone character. Full body, chewy tannins. A powerful, rich red. Stylish and flavorful. Drink or hold.
WS 91
Wine Spectator
Fig cake and sun-dried black cherry notes are rich and ripe in this expressive red, married to fine-grained tannins and savory accents of black olive, cured tobacco, leather and spice, lingering on the chewy finish. Best from 2018 through 2026.
WE 90
Wine Enthusiast
Aromas of spicy plum cake, blueberry, forest floor, leather, oak and resin unfold in the glass. The palate weaves together black cherry, blackberry, licorice and tobacco alongside youthfully austere tannins that need time to soften and unwind.
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Arnaldo Caprai

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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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