Profile of Tenuta Valdipiatta

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. A stellar Montepulciano winery is an intimate estate boasting only 30 hectares of vines. It is one of the most prestigious in Tuscany, renowned for wines like the mighty Vino Nobile di Montepulciano “Vigna d’Alfiero,” one of the region’s most popular wines.

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. Caporali made a name for Valdipiatta as one of the region’s preeminent wineries using both old vines he recovered from the estate and newly planted vines.

Tenuta Valdipiatta cultivates 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. Experience these delicious wines on a VIP private Tuscany Wine Tour organized by Cellar Tours

Wines produced

  • Rosso di Montepulciano

    80% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo Nero, 5% Mammolo

  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

    85% Sangiovese, 15% Canaiolo Nero

  • Vino Nobile di Montepulciano "Riserva"

    100% Sangiovese

  • Chianti Colli Senesi "Tosca"

    90% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero

  • Vin Santo di Montepulciano

    Trebbiano, Grechetto, Malvasia in equal parts

Winery details

Tenuta Valdipiatta

Via della Ciarliana
25/A 53040, Montepulciano (Siena)
Tel +39 0578 757930
Fax +39 0578 717037

(DOCG) Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Area under vine
30 hectares
Age of vines
Oak barrel origin
The winery uses both big casks of Slovenian oak and barrique and tonneaux from a good range of French Tonnelleries, with different oak: Russian oak, American oak, and French oak.
Mauro Monicchi
Caporali Family
For pre-2001 vintages, production is 75-80,000 bottles (about 6,500 cases) annually. For the 2001 and later vintages, total production is 90-95,000 bottles (about 7,700 cases).
Grape varietals
80% of the vineyards are planted with Sangiovese, which in Montepulciano takes the local name of "Prugnolo Gentile". Other varieties include Canaiolo Nero, Mammolo, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Nero

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