Bordering on Tuscany and right above Rome, Umbria has as a capital Perugia. The city is famous for its University and chocolates, thanks to Perugina/Baci brand! Another famous city is certainly Assisi. The Franciscan structures of Assisi have been selected as a World Heritage Site in 2000.
The region is also named the Green Heart of Italy. Umbrian agriculture is noted for its tobacco, olive oil, black truffles (45% of Italian production in Valnerina) and vineyards.
The notable wines are the crisp, dry white wine Grechetto and the antioxidant-rich reds of Sagrantino, a deep coloured, recognized as the world’s most tannic red wine!
The family operation began in 1971 when textiles entrepreneur Arnaldo Caprai purchased a 5ha vineyard, Val di Maggio, in Montefalco. In 1988, management passed on to Arnaldo’s son, Marco.
Today, the estate extends for around 150 hectares, 136 of which are currently in production.
The winery is the leading producer of top quality Sagrantino di Montefalco, a 100% Sagrantino wine. The Grape is recognized to have the highest level of Polyphenols and Tannins compared to any other variety in the world.
Marco, who dedicated himself to develop & promote this unique variety growing in the Montefalco region for more than 400 years, is recognized in Italy and in the world as one of the top Italian producers.