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Arnaldo Caprai Grecante Grechetto 2017
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James Suckling 90
Attractive fresh-pineapple character, but without pineapples strident acidity. The delicate hint of smoke really adds something and the finish is super-harmonious, if a bit short. Drink now. James Suckling, November 25, 2018

TASTING NOTES Intense perfumes of exotic fruit and yellow peach, floral notes of freesia and hawthorn, pleasing chalkiness on the finish. Full, fresh taste with a long persistence.

BACKGROUND During the renaissance many wines were known as Greco, Grecante, Grechetto. ... read more
This is a white wine
Item ID: #32040
Shelf at store:17b
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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James Suckling 90
Attractive fresh-pineapple character, but without pineapples strident acidity. The delicate hint of smoke really adds something and the finish is super-harmonious, if a bit short. Drink now. James Suckling, November 25, 2018

TASTING NOTES Intense perfumes of exotic fruit and yellow peach, floral notes of freesia and hawthorn, pleasing chalkiness on the finish. Full, fresh taste with a long persistence.

BACKGROUND During the renaissance many wines were known as Greco, Grecante, Grechetto. Montefalcos Grecante was one of the most appreciated. Indeed, the head of the Municipality of Montefalco used to send this wine as a precious gift to princes and important clergymen. Arnaldo Caprais Grecante keeps this long tradition alive.

APPELLATION Colli Martani DOC

VARIETAL COMPOSITION 100 Grechetto

SOIL Clay and limestone

ELEVATION 755 feet

DENSITY 5,500 vines/acre

TRAINING Guyot

HARVEST DATES End of September

AGING 3 months in steel; minimum 3 months in bottle

AGING POTENTIAL 3-5 years

ALCOHOL / TA / pH 13 / 6g/L / 3.25

TASTING NOTES Intense perfumes of exotic fruit and yellow peach, floral notes of freesia and hawthorn, pleasing chalkiness on the finish. Full, fresh taste with a long persistence.

Arnaldo Caprai

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Arnaldo CapraiThe 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.

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Adam

"I had this wine at the small winery in Montefalco Italy last year. We loved all their wines, but for a white this is spectacular. This grape is an Umbrian gem that makes the trip over the pond really well."

Jeffrey

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