About Arnaldo Caprai 2016 Montefalco Rosso
Arnaldo Caprai purchased 12.5 acres in Montefalco in 1971. In 1988, ownership passed on to Arnaldo’s son, Marco, who began to cultivate the the signature grape of the Montefalco region for more than 400 years: Sagrantino. Awarded Winery of the Year by Wine Enthusiast Magazine in 2016, today the winery is the leading producer of top quality Sagrantino.
This Rosso is their best value. A blend of 70% Sangiovese, 15% Sagrantino and 15% Merlot from vines averaging 25 years of age in the clay and limestone soils of Umbria. the wine fermented in stainless steel with ingenous yeast and aged 12 months in French oak barriques.
James Suckling scored this 91 points saying "Very powerful and tannic with ripe blackberry and elderberry aromas. This has good enough harmony to be good with cassoulet and other hearty winter dishes."
Wine & Spirits Magazine scored this 90 points saying "A blend of sangiovese with 15 percent each of sagrantino and merlot, this wine has dense flavors of dark plum and bitter chocolate brightened by notes of leafy herbs and juicy red cherry."
The Wine Advocate scored this 90 points saying "The bouquet on the 2016 Montefalco Rosso is very floral and bright with aromas of wild rose and lavender that feel etched and pronounced in this vintage. The Sangiovese element was slightly reduced in this blend, and the Sagrantino component does come through loud and clear. I notice it especially in the firmness and tightness of the mouthfeel."