Localit Torre near Montefalco in Umbria
Marco Caprai, the boss.
Stainless Steel tanks for Fermentation and Blending.
These large wooden casks and uprights offer a surface-to-volume ratio which
allows for a slower maturation rate than the smaller barrels depicted below.
We found Caprai buys lots of medium+ toast level barrels from many cooperages,
including Franois Freres, Gamba, Saury, Nadalie, Tonnellerie Rousseau and
These are casks of a more traditional capacity. Caprai's Montefalco Rosso
is a blend of Sangiovese, Sagrantino and Merlot and spends about a year in these
Slavonian oak casks. Their reserve bottling is a similar blend, but part
of that wine spends time in the smaller French oak barriques.
If you're in the area, do stop by this winery as Caprai maintains a small
tasting facility. It is open Monday-Friday from 9-12:30 and
3pm-6:30. Saturday from 9am-1pm.
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