For this second Easter in lockdown, Arnaldo Caprai brings to the table the fruit of its profound and tireless work in researching and enhancing terroirMalcompare Pinot Nero Umbria IGTwhich together with Spinning Beauty and Belcompare makes up the Arnaldo Caprai Signature line, top of the range of the Montefalco winery led by Marco Caprai.
Born in 2015 from the collaboration with the internationally renowned French oenologist Michel Rolland, Malcompare is a 100% Pinot Noir, round and fresh with hints of violets and raspberry, which on the palate offers sweet notes of wood and spices (due to the 2 years of maturation in barrique, followed by 8 months in the bottle) and a soft, silky finish. Intriguing with its silky, creamy tannins, it has an ageing potential of over ten years.
It goes perfectly with savoury first and second courses based on meat and game. To make the most of it, you can opt for local dishes, pairing it with tagliatelle with sausage and black truffle, followed by a wild boar stew.
Number of bottles produced: 3,300
Costs 170 euro
ARNALDO CAPRAI FARM AT A GLANCE
Few other wineries in Italy and around the world are immediately identified just by mentioning the name of the denomination to which they belong, like Arnaldo Caprai, itself a symbol of Sagrantino di Montefalco. A unique reality, synonymous with Italian excellence, capable of creating wines that are out of the ordinary in terms of depth, elegance and longevity: not only reds, but also whites. The credit for this adventure that began in the late 1970s goes to Marco Caprai, Arnaldo's son. It was he, in fact, more than anyone else who believed in the richness of Sagrantino, reinterpreting it in a modern key, through the most innovative production and business management methods, which have enabled him to win the favour of the public and critics all over the world. Not to be outdone by the whites: Arnaldo Caprai's Grecante, 100% Grechetto, managed to conquer Wine Spectator's Top100.
A great company, Arnaldo Caprai, that guards a green soul, considering issues concerning sustainability, protection and safeguarding the environment as fundamental. The point of observation always remains the same: trying to behave in harmony with natural evolution cycles, preserving and enhancing the territory in which it operates. This is why the company decided to create an Environmental Management System that complies with international regulations, developing a voluntary territorial protocol of environmental, economic and social sustainability of the production process.
It is in this unparalleled context that wines of unforgettable substance are born, complex and elegant, capable of narrating the best of an entire region, Umbria.