At the end of the 80's Giulio Caporali's love of the land and his passion for wine led him to purchase an old farmhouse and a few hectares of vineyards on the hills which slope from Montepulciano down towards the Valdichiana. The determination and tenacity of the new owner transformed a small, rural farm into a solid vine-growing and wine business. Miriam, his daughter possesses the same enthusiasm as her father, and after an initial period working alongside him, she has now taken over the management of the Tenuta Valdipiatta. Giulio continues to run the agricultural side of the business, whereas Miriam has chosen to concentrate on the activities of the cellar and on the marketing of the company products.
The wines of Tenuta Valdipiatta are obtained exclusively from grapes grown in its own vineyards, which extend for approximately 23 hectares over the hills in the municipality of Montepulciano.
Most part of the vineyards is dedicated to the cultivation of Sangiovese, the traditional Tuscan variety. Canaiolo Nero and Mammolo complete the range of typical grapes of the area, whereas Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Nero provide the basis for the Typical Geographical designated wines. All the vineyards were renewed at the beginning of the 90’s, with the exception of two cru named Sanguineto and Vigna d’Alfiero planted at the beginning of the 70’s of the last century.
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is made from the traditional blend of Prugnolo Gentile and Canaiolo Nero grapes. Reserve wines are made in the best vintage years, while a limited but highly-prized quantity of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is made from pure Sangiovese grapes harvested from the prestigious Alfiero Vineyard, planted more than half a century ago by the first Tenuta Valdipiatta cellarmaster, Alfiero Carpini. The winery has a permanent and highly-esteemed consultations with Eric Boissenot, the top Bordeaux oenologist who also consults for Chateau Lafite,Latour,Margaux e Mouton Rothschild