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Sagrantino "Collepiano" Caprai 2005

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"The Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano, first produced in 1979, is Caprai’s more accessible Sagrantino. In top vintages, it has proven to age very nicely. The Collepiano is aged in French oak, roughly 1/3 of which is new. The 2005 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano is terrific today. Medium to full in body, the wine flows with layers of intensely perfumed red fruits, sweet herbs, flowers and minerals. Fruit, acidity and tannins are all impeccably balanced in this super-refined Sagrantino. This is a jewel of a wine. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020...92"WA 9/2009

Region: Italy » Umbria » Montefalco

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Winery: Arnaldo Caprai
Color: Red
Varietal: Sagrantino
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Arnaldo Caprai:
In 1971 Arnaldo Caprai, a successful textile businessman, bought the Val di Maggio estate to fulfil his dream of producing his own wine. He started off with only five hectares. As time went by he believed more and more in the great potential of the local varieties and most of all in Sagrantino. He kept buying land in the surroundings. In 1988 his son Marco Caprai started managing the winery an... Read more
In 1971 Arnaldo Caprai, a successful textile businessman, bought the Val di Maggio estate to fulfil his dream of producing his own wine. He started off with only five hectares. As time went by he believed more and more in the great potential of the local varieties and most of all in Sagrantino. He kept buying land in the surroundings. In 1988 his son Marco Caprai started managing the winery and with his passion and determination gave the necessary impetus to the production of top quality wines. Since 1991 huge investments are driven into the acquisition of new vineyards, scientific research and technological innovation. The winery starts a collaboration with University of Milan and other Instututes of Research in order to improve the results of production. After a few years, new clones of Sagrantino are identified. the experimentation goes on both on the agronomic and enological sector. The 1993 "Riserva" of Sagrantino di Montefalco, created to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the company, makes of Marco the acclaimed new star in the Italian wine making panorama. Since 1995 we have been reaping the fruits of a hard work made of investments and research to offer the best of our territory. Our goal today is the same as thirty years ago. Careful and constant work aiming at excellence, research and innovation in the agronomic and enological sector, communication of the culture and identity of our region. Read less

External Reviews for Sagrantino "Collepiano" Caprai

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
01/23/2011

This modern Sagrantino is made with plenty of new oak aging and fully-extracted fruit that's aimed to please those who crave this style.



"The Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano, first produced in 1979, is Caprai’s more accessible Sagrantino. In top vintages, it has proven to age very nicely. The Collepiano is aged in French oak, roughly 1/3 of which is new. The 2005 Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano is terrific today. Medium to full in body, the wine flows with layers of intensely perfumed red fruits, sweet herbs, flowers and minerals. Fruit, acidity and tannins are all impeccably balanced in this super-refined Sagrantino. This is a jewel of a wine. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2020...92"WA 9/2009

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