Profile of Tenuta Valdipiatta Winery
Just outside the beautiful hilltop Tuscan town of Montepulciano, whose ancient defense walls and majestic palaces overlook the Orcia and Chiana river valleys, spreads the 75 hectares of the lovely Tenuta Valdipiatta winery. An intimate estate boasting only 30 hectares of vines, this is a stellar Montepulciano winery and is one of the most prestigious in Tuscany, renowned for wines like the mighty Vino Nobile di Montepulciano “Vigna d’Alfiero”, one of the most popular wines of the region.
When Giulio Caporali bought this small farm in the 1970s, it was known merely for its picturesque location among the hills of Montepulciano. Yet with time, patience and much hard work, Caporali coaxed expressive, elegant wines out of the loose sandy clay soil of Valdipiatta. Using both old vines he managed to recover from the estate and newly planted vines, Caporali made a name for Valdipiatta as one of the region’s preeminent wineries.
Tenuta Valdipiatta cultivate the classic Vino Nobile di Montepulciano varietal of Prugnolo Gentile (a clone of Sangiovese), along with Mammolo, Canaiolo Rosso and Cabernet Sauvignon for the reds. White varietals used include Grechetto, Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia Toscana.
D.O.C.G:Vino Nobile di Montepulciano