Located at the heart of the Vino Nobile zone, Tenuta Valdipiatta was founded in 1973 and purchased at the end of the 1980?s by Giulio Caporali. In 2002, he handed over the management of the estate and winery to his daughter Miriam. Today, he enjoys living at Valdipiatta pursuing his interests in history and literature. A new collaboration was begun with a top Bordeaux oenologist, Eric Boissenot in 2010 who also consults for Lafite, Latour, Margaux and Palmer. The main grape varieties planted are Sangiovese (also called Prugnolo Gentile in Montepulciano) and Canaiolo. The property comprises 40 hectares, of which 30 are under vine. The vineyards are located in the eastern area of Montepulciano situated between 300?350m above sea level with varying exposure as they stretch across the hillside. The soil is primarily clay with some volcanic deposits. The oldest vineyards are planted in a 3 x 1.5m formation using the traditional Guyot training system, while the newer vines are planted at a higher density of 4500 vines per hectare and are spur cordon trained. Yields are low at around 5,000kg/ha (the legal maximum is 8,000kg/ha).
|Awards||SILVER - Decanter World Wine Awards 2011|
|Grape Variety||Sangiovese Blend|
|Wine Style||Red Italianesque|
|Region||Located in central Italy along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tuscany is home to some of the world's most notable wine regions. Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano are primarily made with Sangiovese grape whereas the Vernaccia grape is the basis of the white Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Tuscany is also known for the dessert wine Vin Santo, made from a variety of the region's grapes. Tuscany has twenty-nine Denominazioni di origine controllata (DOC) and seven Denominazioni di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG).|