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European Winery of the Year 2012….ARNALDO CAPRAI

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The Arnaldo Caprai winery was founded in 1971 with the purpose of recovering and restoring value to the very ancient indigenous Sagrantino grape that has been growing in the Montefalco area for more than 400 years. Today Arnaldo Caprai isthe leader in the production of Sagrantino di Montefalco wine, with an estate covering an area of 150 hectars (370 acres) all falling within the DOCG Sagrantino di Montefalco, DOC Montefalco and DOC Colli Martani wine areas. Overtheir thirty-five years of activity, Sagrantino has transformed from being at risk of extinction into an excel- lent product both well known and very important to the region of Umbria. The goal of the Arnaldo Caprai winery is the same today as it was in the beginning: topursue a productive philosophy strongly bound to quality and respect of territory through a constant and precise work both in the vineyard and in the cellar.

In 2012, Arnaldo Caprai won European Winery of the Year Award by The Wine Enthusiast. The winery is located in scenic Umbria just below the historical town of Montefalco. Umbria is coined the green heart of Italy and the Caprai winery is leading the path for green innovation in the wine world. Not only do they have a commitment to conserving this sacred grape variety Sagrantino, they also are committed to sustainable and biodynamic production practices. If you haven’t been to Montefalco, or Umbra for that matter, planning a wine tour or vacation to include the European Winery of the Year gives you the best reason to plan your Italian vacation!

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