Tenuta Valdipiatta, a Boutique Family Winery
The Tenuta Valdipiatta family wine estate is in the heart of the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano region in the south-eastern part of Tuscany. The original owner started the winery in the 1960s and was bought by Giulio Caporali in the 1980s. His dream was to live in one of Tuscany’s most beautiful rural areas and make wines while doing that. He handed over the reins of the winery to his daughter Miriam in 2002. Miriam had studied winemaking in Bordeaux and believed that distinct, smooth-tasting wines could be made only through proper winemaking and high-quality grapes.
2500 Years of Traditions and History
Montepulciano has more than 2500 years of tradition and history in winemaking and has some of the best natural conditions for vine cultivation. Valdpiatta’s 25 hectares of vineyards and olive groves are managed following organic farming methods and environmental sustainability principles. The entire estate is an oasis of biodiversity, and the wines produced here reflect all the character and elegance of the terroir of Montepulciano. Their famous red wine is made using Italy’s top red wine Sangiovese grape, which is also called Prugnolo by the locals.
Savory Wines That Reflects the Area
Miriam regularly visits the vineyards, checks the difference among grapes grown on denser soil or on sandy soils, handpicks the best grapes, and ferments them properly in the cellar. In light of their organic, sustainable practices, they received the EU organic certification in 2018. Their Vino Nobile wines reflect the area’s wine tradition through savory, bright flavors and aroma. Perfectly ripe grapes and proper ageing make the wines so unique and loved.