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"...Arnaldo-Caprai has fashioned a quite engaging example by blending a bit of Sagrantino (15%) with an equal amount of Merlot and then filling out the wine with Sangiovese (70%). Sangiovese imparts a lip-smacking cherry-like fruitiness, while the Merlot adds fleshiness and the Sagrantino power and structure. Best of all, it’s a delight to drink now with a hearty pasta dish."
Michael Apstein, September 5, 2017
Montefalco Rosso embodies a great bond between the wine and the area of Montefalco. It is produced from Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Merlot, which epitomizes the character and identity championed by the Arnaldo Caprai winery.
Appellation: Montefalco DOC
Soil: Limstone, clay
Elevation: 650-985 feet
Density: 2,025-2,430 vines/acre
Training: Spurred cordon
Barrel Aging: 12 months in 70% Slavonian oak barrels, 30% French oak barriques
Bottle Aging: Minimum 4 months
This red wine, best served at a temperature between 64-65°F, can be enjoyed by itself or with food, such as red and white meats, charcuterie, or aged cheeses.
Varietal Composition: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 15% Merlot
First Vintage Produced: 1971
Aging Potential: 6-8 years
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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.