He loves red wines of a certain power and probably has a prickly, rough character, which fades with age. He is a solid, down-to-earth person who gets straight to the point and detests whimsy. It is this the identikit of the "Papa Sagrantino', Stubborn and resolute, he often withdraws into his thoughts, but when he lets himself go he amazes with his affection and generosity.
The perfect wine for your party? The "25 Years' by Arnaldo Caprai, ça va sans dire, an icon in the world of Sagrantino di Montefalco. The winery, led by Marco Caprai, is responsible for the recovery and rebirth of this indigenous Umbrian grape, Sagrantino, to which the Arnaldo Caprai winery has indissolubly linked its name, in the name of excellence with patient and stubborn work.
The '25 anni' was first vinified in 1993 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the winery's foundation and today is just released the 2018 vintageThis is a pure Sagrantino, which matures in barriques for 2 years and then in bottles for about 8 months before release.
Arnaldo Caprai's Montefalco Sagrantino '25 anni' has a dark, impenetrable ruby red colour. As dense to the eye as it is to the nose, it has a layered complexity ranging from notes of jammy black fruit, rose and cocoa, pepper, cloves, cinnamon, as well as a balsamic note of pine resin. On the palate, the great elegance of this wine is realised in the softness of the tannin, which does not undermine the persuasive character of the sip but, on the contrary, enhances it.
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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.