The Caprai Project
In 1971, Arnaldo Caprai, a successful merchant and draper, buys the Val di Maggio estate in Montefalco, in the heart of Umbria, and fulfills his dream of owning a vineyard. Starting with only five hectares, over time he recognized more and more the great potential of this region and the local grape variety Sagrantino and acquired additional land in the area.
In 1988, he handed over the management of the winery to his son Marco Caprai, who, with great passion and determination, has begun a whole new chapter in the history of both the Montefalco region and the Sagrantino grape variety. Tradition, innovation and terroir are the key factors that spur Caprai in his daily work. Since 1991 large investments in new vineyards, scientific research and technological innovations have been carried out, as well as an ongoing cooperation with the University of Milan and other research institutes. This combination is crucial and has allowed the centuries-old Sagrantino grape to survive to this day and now to regain fame and reputation. "Caprai is the Sagrantino and the Sagrantino is Caprai" states the 2016 Gambero Rosso. The wines are inimitable, powerful, and complex with a unique tannin structure, in which the natural variety of the terroir is expressed.