• "Anima Umbra" Grechetto Umbria IGT 2019

      “Anima Umbra” Grechetto Umbria IGT 2019

      Intense straw yellow with green reflections, it has a persistent scent of apple and delicate floral notes. The taste is very fine and delicate. The harmonious acidity gives this fresh white wine drive and tension. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Variety: 100% Grechetto
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 3 months stainless steel
      • Development: Stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 23,52 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,15 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 3,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 105 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10101019 · 0,75 l · 11,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      8,95 €
    • "Anima Umbra" Rosso Umbria IGT 2017

      “Anima Umbra” Rosso Umbria IGT 2017

      Typical Umbrian red wine made from the native Sangiovese and Canaiolo varieties. Proud, sincere, clear and clean, it offers a pleasant down-to-earthness with its aromas and the characteristic fruity notes. Wonderful as a drinking wine or as an accompaniment to simple, rustic dishes. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Grape Varieties: 85% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 8 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 2,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 96 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,56
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2022
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10102817 · 0,75 l · 11,93 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      8,95 €
    • "Grecante" Grechetto Colli Martani DOC 2020

      “Grecante” Grechetto Colli Martani DOC 2020

      Tradition, innovation and typicity are the keywords of the daily efforts at the Arnaldo Caprai winery. And so this white wine from the old, local variety Grechetto is traditional, straightforward and pleasantly drinkable - and anything but banal. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Wonderfully fresh and perfumed, the 2020 Grecante Grechetto lifts from the glass with a display of sweet white flowers, peach skins and raw almonds. It boasts silky, nearly glycerol-like textures, yet it remains lifted and spry throughout, as ripe tangerine and hints of candied lime soothe the senses. A buzz of residual acids and tart green apple lingers long as this tapers off to a flourish of salty minerals and spice. This Grecante really wows in the context of its price point." Vinous

      "Apple-blossom, pear, pomelo, fennel-seed and wild-herb aromas. It's medium-bodied with fresh acidity. Earthy and minerally undertones." James Suckling

      "Produced since the 1989 vintage, Arnaldo Caprai's Grecante is a fresh expression of Grechetto aged for a brief three months in steel and three months in bottle. It's a herbal, lemon-scented white with streaks of lime, gooseberry and tropical fruit. In the mouth it's intense with good acidity and spiky citrus flavours on the attack, tempered by a round, creamy palate. Minerally and herbal, it has mid-palate notes of gooseberry, peppery spice and yellow fruits leading to a long, fresh finish. Ideal with grilled seafood." Decanter

      • Luca Maroni:91 points
      • Vinous:90 points
      • James Suckling:91 points
      • Decanter :91 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Grechetto
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel/wood barrel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 24,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,39 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10100120 · 0,75 l · 16,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      12,50 €
    • Rosso Riserva Montefalco DOC 2016

      Rosso Riserva Montefalco DOC 2016

      Deep violet-red colour, on the nose nuances of juniper berries, tar, smoke and liquorice. The Montefalco Rosso Riserva offers plenty of juiciness and brings an attractive combination of elegance and structure, richness in the aromas and polished tannin. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich, dark ruby with a slight garnet shimmer. Initially shows earthy notes, lots of tobacco, then dark berry fruit, some liquorice. Powerful and present on the palate, opens with dense tannin, rich pressure, dark chocolate on the final." Falstaff

      "Matured for 20 months in oak rather than the 12 months of the non-Riserva, this displays much more wood influence. Strawberry and hedgerow berry aromas are joined by tobacco and wood notes, while the palate is juicy, intense yet fresh, with plump red and black berries and a herbal character on the mid-palate leading to a chocolatey finish. It's all nicely balanced by fresh, zingy acidity and ripe, chewy tannins." Decanter

      "The 2016 Arnaldo Caprai Montefalco Rosso Riserva blends 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino and 15% Merlot to create a powerful but deeply alluring expression, showing crushed blackberry and cherry offset by spiced orange, with sweet and savory herbs, crushed stone and hints of animal musk. On the palate, soft textures envelop the senses, contrasted by tart red fruits, grippy minerality and fine tannins, yet for all of the youthful tension, there's a cooling, subtle sweetness here that provides balance. The finish is long and structured, resonating on sweet herbs, with hints of mocha and tobacco. It's not a shy wine, yet if you enjoy the style, a few years of cellaring will unlock even further depth." Vinous

      "Here's a very floral and "postmodern" Montefalco that shows dried violets, lavender, bay leaf, pine cones and some dried meat. It's still warm and hearty on the full-bodied palate, but bolstered by carefully wrought tannins and direct acidity. Drink from 2021." James Suckling

      • Veronelli :90 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • James Suckling:95 points
      • Decanter :92 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 15% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 20 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,05 g/l
      • Sulfite: 103 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,58
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10102216 · 0,75 l · 43,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      32,90 €
    • "Collepiano" Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2016

      “Collepiano” Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2016

      Aroma of dried black berries with nutty tones, tar, tobacco, candy, dark caramel and light wood notes. Powerful in the mouth, ripe, again partly dried fruit with a little cocoa spicy wood aromas, slightly compote on the palate, dense and persistent, warming alcohol, present, predominantly crumbly tannin, some tar, tobacco and herbs behind. Wonderful, partly salty finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich, dark ruby with a light garnet rim. Lots of dark fruit of blackberry and ripe plum, plus spicy rosemary. Lots of taut tannin on the palate, opens up in many layers, not a palate pleaser either, but doesn't dry, dark chocolate on the final." Falstaff

      "Darkly alluring notes of plum and cherry sauce give way to balsamic spices and hints of mocha as the 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano blossoms in the glass. This is a deeply textural yet youthfully dense and poised expression, a wave of ripe black fruits, encased in a web of minerals, coasting along a core of brisk acids. Cooling hints of mint add lift through the massively structured finale, where sweet tobacco, baker's chocolate and currants linger incredibly long. This is a towering yet sleek vintage of Collepiano that will enjoy a long life, though it will require a number of years to come fully into focus." Vinous

      "With a dark, full-bodied color and ripe aromas of blackberry preserves and dark marmalade, the 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano packs a powerful punch at 15.5% alcohol. There are dustings of baking spice or bitter chocolate. Here is a full, big-bodied and brooding Sargrantino." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sagrantino
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 22 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,68
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      32,90 €
    • Rosso Montefalco DOC 2018 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Rosso Montefalco DOC 2018 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Caprais Montefalco Rosso is an attractive red from predominantly Sangiovese with small portions of Sagrantino and Merlot. In the fragrance unmistakable black cherries and violets, power and freshness on the palate, firm structure, elegant finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling dark ruby. Appealing nose with notes of sour cherry and blackberry, very clean. Lots of juicy fruit on the attack, opens with grippy, well-integrated tannin, saline and drinking well." Falstaff

      "Here I’m finding ripe black cherries laced with peppery herbs, as notes of sweet white smoke and purple flowers evolve in the glass. On the palate, silky textures coast across a core of juicy acids, delivering ripe red and blue fruits, and hints of fine tannin slowly collect upon the senses. The finish is long and youthfully structured, resonating on a mix of wild berries and sweet spice. The 2018 Montefalco Rosso from Arnaldo Caprai is cool-toned and really quite pretty, while keeping its fruit front and center. Very nice." Vinous

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Vinous:90 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino, 15% Merlot
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months large wooden barrel/barrique
      • Development: partly barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 33,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,36 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,60
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10103118 · 1,5 l · 24,60 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      36,90 €
    • Sagrantino Passito Rosso Montefalco DOCG 2016

      Sagrantino Passito Rosso Montefalco DOCG 2016

      If you ever have the chance to get a Sagrantino Passito from Montefalco in your glass, then time stands still! Sensual bouquet of blueberries, liquorice and undergrowth. At the palate firm and racy, with nice acidity, juice and power. Very melting and not a bit sticky, it delights with an irresistible taste of wild berry confit, dark berries and a fine tart nougat note. World class! SUPERIORE.DE

      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sagrantino
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 185 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 7,25 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 124,55 g/l
      • Sulfite: 125 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,62
      • Closure: plastic cork
      • Serving Temperature: 14-16 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10103016 · 0,375 l · 101,07 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      37,90 €
    • "Valdimaggio" Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2016

      “Valdimaggio” Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2016

      Black red and almost impenetrable in the glass. On the nose blackberry, black cherry, some rum pot and tobacco. Generous and ripe on the palate, flanked by taut tannin, which is pleasantly flanked by the fleshy core. Once again, Marco Caprai has succeeded in taming the Sagrantino grape and helping it to the highest dignities - a grape variety that demands a great deal of tact every year even from the "bedrock" from Montecalco. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Powerful, rich ruby. Shows notes of pickled cherries and plums, lots of tobacco. Lots of ripe berry fruit on the nose, opens up with dense tannin." Falstaff

      "The first vintage of Valdimaggio was 2012. Matured in French oak barriques for 24 months, it has brambly hedgerow berry scents followed by an intense mouthful of blackberry, spicy raspberry, damp earth, sweet tobacco and woody notes. Ripe, minty and chocolatey, the grippy tannins take centre-stage on the mid-palate, the finish lengthened by super-fresh acidity and persistent black and red fruits, with just a touch of vanilla bean." Decanter

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:95 points
      • Luca Maroni:93 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Decanter :93 points
      • Falstaff:92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sagrantino
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,65 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 85 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,72
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10102916 · 0,75 l · 51,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      38,90 €
    • "25 Anni" Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2015

      “25 Anni” Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2015

      In Sagrantino di Montefalco 25 Anni, all the elements of a wine full of character multiply exponentially: space-filling aromas of sweet berries, perfectly integrated wood tones, on the palate a cornucopia of ripe fruit, powerful and sensual. Caprai's top growth, which gives incredible pleasure and must definitely be aerated for 3-4 hours when young. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of baked plum, purple flowers, exotic spices and French oak form the nose on this full-bodied red. The firmly structured palate shows focus and finesse, delivering ripe black cherry, spiced blueberry, licorice and tobacco alongside tightly knit, fine-grained tannins that leave a rather drying finish. Give it time to fully develop. Drink 2023-2035." Wine Enthusiast

      "Although this is ripe and decadent, it's also very polished and inviting. Dried plums, tar, menthol, licorice and caramelized oranges and cedar are all in play. The tannins are enormous, but they're covered in dark-chocolate notes and enhanced by vibrant dark fruit. Full-bodied and long on the luxurious finish." James Suckling

      "Red and black autumnal fruits, damp earth and peppery spice aromas lead to a ripe palate with fresh, fine-grained tannins and a minty edge. There's a glorious sweetness running through the bright red and black fruits, accompanied on the mid-palate by earth, tobacco and wood. Young and coiled with a persistent finish, this is ready to spring out of the glass in 10-15 years." Decanter

      "This is a baritone beauty. The 2015 Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni is a darkly extracted and thick expression with inky-black fruit aromas that are followed by finer accents of licorice, smoke and tar. The bouquet is deep and complex. There is dark spice here as well, but those spicy tones are mixed with balsam herb, barbecue smoke and teriyaki. The wine is full-bodied and layered, with rich textural fiber. This vintage will award those who wait." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:97 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Decanter :96 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sagrantino
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 38,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,69
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10102615 · 0,75 l · 79,87 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      59,90 €
    • "Collepiano" Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2016 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Collepiano” Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2016 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Aroma of dried black berries with nutty tones, tar, tobacco, candy, dark caramel and light wood notes. Powerful in the mouth, ripe, again partly dried fruit with a little cocoa spicy wood aromas, slightly compote on the palate, dense and persistent, warming alcohol, present, predominantly crumbly tannin, some tar, tobacco and herbs behind. Wonderful, partly salty finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Rich, dark ruby with a light garnet rim. Lots of dark fruit of blackberry and ripe plum, plus spicy rosemary. Lots of taut tannin on the palate, opens up in many layers, not a palate pleaser either, but doesn't dry, dark chocolate on the final." Falstaff

      "Darkly alluring notes of plum and cherry sauce give way to balsamic spices and hints of mocha as the 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano blossoms in the glass. This is a deeply textural yet youthfully dense and poised expression, a wave of ripe black fruits, encased in a web of minerals, coasting along a core of brisk acids. Cooling hints of mint add lift through the massively structured finale, where sweet tobacco, baker's chocolate and currants linger incredibly long. This is a towering yet sleek vintage of Collepiano that will enjoy a long life, though it will require a number of years to come fully into focus." Vinous

      "With a dark, full-bodied color and ripe aromas of blackberry preserves and dark marmalade, the 2016 Montefalco Sagrantino Collepiano packs a powerful punch at 15.5% alcohol. There are dustings of baking spice or bitter chocolate. Here is a full, big-bodied and brooding Sargrantino." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :92 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Vinous:93 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sagrantino
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 22 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 36,55 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,45 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,68
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      10102516 · 1,5 l · 57,27 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping11 units available

      85,90 €
    • "25 Anni" Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2015 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “25 Anni” Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG 2015 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      In Sagrantino di Montefalco 25 Anni, all the elements of a wine full of character multiply exponentially: space-filling aromas of sweet berries, perfectly integrated wood tones, on the palate a cornucopia of ripe fruit, powerful and sensual. Caprai's top growth, which gives incredible pleasure and must definitely be aerated for 3-4 hours when young. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Aromas of baked plum, purple flowers, exotic spices and French oak form the nose on this full-bodied red. The firmly structured palate shows focus and finesse, delivering ripe black cherry, spiced blueberry, licorice and tobacco alongside tightly knit, fine-grained tannins that leave a rather drying finish. Give it time to fully develop. Drink 2023-2035." Wine Enthusiast

      "Although this is ripe and decadent, it's also very polished and inviting. Dried plums, tar, menthol, licorice and caramelized oranges and cedar are all in play. The tannins are enormous, but they're covered in dark-chocolate notes and enhanced by vibrant dark fruit. Full-bodied and long on the luxurious finish." James Suckling

      "Red and black autumnal fruits, damp earth and peppery spice aromas lead to a ripe palate with fresh, fine-grained tannins and a minty edge. There's a glorious sweetness running through the bright red and black fruits, accompanied on the mid-palate by earth, tobacco and wood. Young and coiled with a persistent finish, this is ready to spring out of the glass in 10-15 years." Decanter

      "This is a baritone beauty. The 2015 Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni is a darkly extracted and thick expression with inky-black fruit aromas that are followed by finer accents of licorice, smoke and tar. The bouquet is deep and complex. There is dark spice here as well, but those spicy tones are mixed with balsam herb, barbecue smoke and teriyaki. The wine is full-bodied and layered, with rich textural fiber. This vintage will award those who wait." Robert Parker

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:97 points
      • Vinibuoni:
      • Robert Parker:96 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Decanter :96 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sagrantino
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 38,85 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,35 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,65 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,69
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      369,40 €
    About the winemakersArnaldo CapraiUmbria
    Arnaldo Caprai

    If today the red wines from the Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG can compete with the wines of the Italian top class, this is primarily thanks to Arnaldo Caprai. The businessman from Umbria had the right nose right from the start and sensed that behind the intense colour, the concentration and the unrestrained tannin balance of the Sagrantino variety hid the conditions for an Umbrian success story. Caprai is to Montefalco Sagrantino what Angelo Gaja is to Piedmont and Biondi Santi is to Brunello.

    As in so many success stories, the ancient grape variety had to live through controversial times. Viticulture in Umbria in the 1960s was still characterised by mass wine production. Money was earned with wines from which the Sagrantino was miles away: too strong and too much tannin, so that it could only be used to improve slim red wines or was bottled as a sweet wine. Its low yield was another reason for the farmers to devote themselves to growing more profitable grape varieties.

    However, Arnaldo Caprai was in the right place at the right time: he was convinced that the small region and the Sagrantino native to it were not suitable for mass production. In 1971 he began to produce wines that would soon put the Montefalco wine region in a new light. With 45 hectares of vineyards, he fulfilled his dream of owning his own winery, in the middle of one of the most beautiful landscapes of central Italy.

    Montefalco lies in the heart of Umbria. The gentle hills in which the vineyards are set are guarded by medieval castles and form a unique landscape. The vines grow on predominantly clay and limestone soils at an altitude of 200 to 470 metres above sea level. In addition to the Sagrantino, other grape varieties also thrive in Montefalco: Sangiovese plays the leading role in the delicately fruity Rosso Montefalco DOC. In addition, the local grape variety Grechetto produces impressive white wines and the historical, sweet and also highly sought-after version of the Sagrantino Passito embodies the over 400-year-old wine-growing culture of the region.

    In 1988 his son Marco took over the management of the winery. At the age of 24, the second generation of the family begins to exploit the promising potential of sites and varieties in an innovative and above all sustainable manner. This is followed by major investments in the cellar and vineyards and a continuous collaboration with the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences and Oenology of the University of Milan to research optimal cultivation and production conditions.

    In 1992, Marco plays a decisive role in the DOCG recognition of Montefalco Sagrantino. "This recognition enabled us to position the Sagrantino alongside great wines such as Barolo, Brunello and Chianti," says Marco Caprai. He produced the anniversary Riserva 25 Anni Sagrantino Montefalco DOCG in honour of the 25th anniversary of the company. And his constant work has borne fruit: the wine has been awarded the highest distinction of the Tre Bicchieri of the Gambero Rosso over ten consecutive years.

    The Caprai family brought the potential of the production area with its enormous diversity to success and made the Sagrantino and the name Montefalco internationally known. The winery continues to work with unswerving passion for the sustainable production of outstanding wines and thus also for the continuation of the success story of Umbrian viticulture. SUPERIORE.DE

     

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1971
    • Owner: Marco Caprai
    • Oenologist: Vera Lafranconi
    • Consultant: Michel Rolland
    • Annual production: approx. 900,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 160 hectares
    • Sustainable cultivation (Equalitas sustainability label)