With the estateâ€™s best fruit, the 2009 Montefalco Sagrantino 25 Anni puts aromatic intensity at the top of its playbill. It opens with a dark, inky color and massive aromas of mocha, toasted espresso bean, spicy cedar wood, tar and black asphalt. Those jackhammer tannins arenâ€™t going anywhere. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2028.
Marco Caprai is a person I have come to deeply admire over the years. He can be rough around the edges, but I suppose this trait has served him well. No matter how you slice it, he is a formidable ambassador for Umbria, Sagrantino and, of course, his brand. He is one of the most talented wine promoters and communicators in Italy today.
Pure black cherry fruit flavors show savory notes of herb-marinated olive, graphite and the smoky, meaty character of grilled portobello mushroom. Fresh and focused, this suave red has a tannic, spiced finish. Best from 2016 through 2029.