Which are the best Italian red wines in the world? This was revealed by Gentleman, the magazine of Class Editori, which added to the Italian ratings those of the most authoritative international critics, Wine Spectator, Vinous (led by the Italo-American Antonio Galloni) and James Suckling. In this prestigious Top 10, Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG 25 Anni Arnaldo Caprai stands out, accompanied by such authoritative protagonists of Italian oenology as Sassicaia 2018 by Tenuta S. Guido, Solaia 2018 by Antinori, Masseto 2018 by Ornellaia-Frescobaldi, San Leonardo 2016 by San Leonardo, Tignanello by Antinori, Sodi di S. Niccolò 2017 by Castellare di Castellina, Baffonero 2018 by Rocca di Frassinello, Amarone 2017 by Allegrini, Bolgheri di Guado al Tasso 2018 by Antinori and Fratta 2017 by Maculan. And that's not all: Arnaldo Caprai's Montefalco Sagrantino DOCG 25 years old brings home another important recognition of quality and sustainability for the Umbrian winery, taking seventh place for the first time in the superclassification of Italy's best red wines. The ranking was compiled, again by Gentleman, by cross-referencing and summing the ratings of the six most authoritative Italian wine guides, from a unique database that has been collecting ratings for over 15 years, thanks to the expertise of Cesare Pillon assisted by Emanuele Elli.
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.