Italy: Tuscany

Montalcino and Montepulciano

Heartland for classic reds from Sangiovese
By Michèle Shah

This Guide was last updated on 28 April 2011
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Tenuta Valdipiatta

Address: Via della Ciarliana 25A, 53040 Montepulciano
Tel: 0578 757930  Fax: 0578 717037
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 43:6:45N (43.11259)    Longitude: 11:48:55E (11.81534) 

Giulio Caporali and his daughter Miriam’s 30-ha estate was established in the 1980s and elevated itself in a short time to a very high standard of quality wine production, thanks to their passion and enthusiasm. Theirs is a small production, entirely made from estate grapes planted to the traditional varieties of Sangiovese, Mammolo and Canaiolo Nero, grown on the hills of Montepulciano. Visitors are always shown around the estate and the ageing cellar by one of the family members, which makes the visit and tasting a very personal experience.

Useful information: Open for visits and tastings by appointment only Monday to Friday, 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-18.00. The cost of a tasting starts at €5, according to your choice of wines. Educational tastings – old vintages tastings/ Barrel Tasting/ Sensorial Wine Tour cost €33 - €78 per person. Languages spoken: English and French.


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