More usually seen in Orvieto, the Grechetto grape is often blended with other grapes to provide structure and nuttiness. This wine is produced in Umbria from 100% Grechetto
to make this Colli Martani DOC - and it is a great example, coming from Arnaldo Caprai, considered to be one of the top Grechetto producers.
This is a complex wine
despite being unoaked
; lots of fruit aromas and flavours combine with minerality
. On the nose the minerality is evident as the smell of wet pebbles but the citrus and more exotic fruit aromas dominate. There are citrus, nectarine and peach flavours on the palate with a hint of almond. I was tempted to classify this as an Aromatic wine because of all those fruit flavours but in the end decided to go with Crisp Light White as the overriding feature of this wine is its crisp and refreshing acidity
- read our blog on acidity in wine
for more information. It is a medium-bodied
wine with substance and a long flavoursome finish
Producer's serving suggestions: "great aperitif wine or consume with seafood, veal or poultry dishes".
Aroma: intense perfumes of exotic fruit and yellow peach, floral notes of freesia and hawthorn, pleasing chalkiness on the finish. Taste: full, fresh, with a long persistence.
88 points Wine Spectator Nov 2014
"Well-balanced and svelte, with expressive anise, vanilla and ginger accents to the flavors of apricot tart, pastry cream, melon and chive blossom. Offers a lightly smoky finish."
Robert Parker Aug 2013
"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".