Az. Agr. Valdipiatta
The wine-farm The Tenuta Valdipiatta, a wine-producing estate of medium dimension, was founded in early 1970’s. It owns 100 total acres of land, at an average altitude of 1200 feet above sea level, in the very heart of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano production zone; 63 acres are planted to vineyards and an additional five to olive groves. In 1990 the estate was purchased by its current owner, Giulio Caporali, who immediately began an important program of renovation and revitalisation. The first phase of the work involved the existing vineyards, which were totally reorganized in terms of cultivation methods in order to produce grapes of real concentration. The best vineyard were transformed in order to contain yields, and, at the same time, a major program of replanting of the oldest vineyards was initiated. The vineyards have been planted according to the most rigorous modern criteria, with clonal selections, vine densities, and pruning systems all rarefully studied with the express aim of giving grapes of superior calibre. Particular attention has been given to the principal variety used in the production of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Prugnolo gentile, the local version of the great Sangiovese grape. The cellar has been completely overhauled as well with the installation of the most up-to-date fermenting equipment and the introduction of small oak barrels from the finest French coopers for the aging of the wines. Total cellar capacity is close to 40.000 gallons. During 2001 a new building has been realized for bottle aging before wine commercial release.
Products The estate's line of wines includes. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, two IGT Toscana wines, "Trefonti", a blend of Prugnolo Gentile, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Canaiolo; an IGT Toscana white wine, 'Nibbiano', for Trebbiano, Malvasia, Grechetto and 50% Canaiolo Nero vinified pff its skins. The gamut is completed by a grappa from the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and a small, but choice, production of extra virgin oil.
Address: Via della Ciarliana, 25/A, 53045 Montepulciano (SI)
Tel: +39 (+39) 0578/757930
Fax: +39 (+39) 0578/717037