A Sagrantino final for the Supercoppa Frecciarossa match, the first trophy of the season, which took place yesterday at the Giuseppe Meazza stadium in Milan between Italian champion Inter and national cup winners Juventus, and which saw the team led by Simone Inzaghi come out on top.
The dinner organised in the Executive Lounge of the 'Giuseppe Meazza' stadium on the occasion of the Supercoppa Frecciarossa and signed by Umbrian starchef Gianfranco Vissani, saw the premiere of the new 2018 vintage of Sagrantino di Montefalco Collepiano from the Arnaldo Caprai winery, with which the guests of the League (from national team coach Roberto Mancini to Paolo Bonolis, to name but a few) toasted: a historical label of the winery (the first vintage of production, in fact, dates back to 1979). The 2018 vintage was rainy in spring and dry during the summer months, conditions that allowed the grapes to ripen perfectly: Added to this are 22 months in French oak barrels and at least 6 months in the bottle, which have given Collepiano the ability to enrich itself with aromas of blackberry jam, pepper, clove and vanilla, a balsamic note and a touch of powder, while on the palate it is powerful, silky, satisfying, the perfect accompaniment to game dishes, stews and roasted meats. A wine as extraordinary as its debut in the Supercup.
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.