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1996 Arnaldo-Caprai Sagrantino di Montefalco


Marco Caprai, the son and manager of the winery, is making Sagrantino a household name in Italy. This little known variety from Umbria, the only Italian region that doesn’t have a foreign border or body of water at its’ border, is growing in leaps and bounds. A climate not so dissimilar from Tuscany has helped this once sleepy region to come to international renown. Sagrantino is a grape that is absolutely amazing, grown predominantly in the tiny town of Montefalco, it has twice the natural polyphenols of Sangiovese or Nebbiolo. Polyphenols are the flavor and color bearers for the grapes. This wine is massive, it can age for 20 plus years at the drop of a hat, however the big, nasty style of wine that used to be made has been transformed through modern winemaking technique and viticultural practices. It is full of wild berries, ripe plum, cedar and is massive on the palate yet still supple and balanced considering the weight it is carrying on its’ shoulders. The Gambero Rosso gives it 2 Bicchieri.

Vintage – 1996
Country – Italy
Region – Umbria
Type – Red
Varietal – Sagrantino
Style – Medium body

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