Surprising blend of blackberry jam, rose potpourri, nutmeg, pepper, pine resin, mint, clove and cocoa. Soft, fresh and persuasive with complex tannins and an intense, persistent finish.
"Built on a huge scale, this maturing sagrantino has a lot of ripe blackberry, roasted meat and balsamic aromas. The tannins on the palate are pretty massive, but they are beginning to integrate nicely and that process should continue for some years. Drink or hold."
"Plum, dark berry and baking-spice aromas slowly emerge on this full-bodied red. The taut spicy palate offers sour cherry, dried blackberry, ground clove and licorice set against a backbone of assertive but fine-grained tannins. It's still young and primary."
"A pure note of ripe black cherry is accented by licorice, rose hip, graphite and smoke details in this grippy, full-bodied red. Dense and chewy, with a long finish of mineral and spice. Best from 2022 through 2028."
About the Winery: 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.
Vintage Report: An extremely rainy spring led to mild temperatures in August and September. This created conditions for optimal grape maturation.
Aging: 20 months in French oak barriques; minimum 6 months aging in bottle
Grape(s): 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 15% Merlot
Optimum Drinking: Best from 2022-2028