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Arnaldo Caprai Grecante Grechetto 2018
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James Suckling 91
A floral and delicious grechetto that displays honeysuckle, jasmine and pears. Medium body, medium acidity a nicely textured finish. James Suckling, June 16, 2019

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 ... read more
This is a white wine
Item ID: #38340
Shelf at store:17b
Size: 750mL (wine)

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James Suckling 91
A floral and delicious grechetto that displays honeysuckle, jasmine and pears. Medium body, medium acidity a nicely textured finish. James Suckling, June 16, 2019

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/hectare (2,267 vines/acre)

TRAINING
Guyot

HARVEST DATES
Mid-September

HARVEST NOTES
Summer was well-balanced in temperature average. A good alternation of sunshine
and rain guaranteed a slow but ideal ripening of the grapes. Medium-late harvest
and very well-balanced wines.

AGING
3 months in steel; minimum 3 months in bottle

AGING POTENTIAL
3-5 years

ALCOHOL / TA / pH
13 / 5.11 g/L / 3.36

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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