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Valdipiatta Rosso di Motepulciano 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This is very perfumed on the nose with a hugely fruity core that is slightly foxy and spicy with wild grape note over a bed of sandy soil and dried herbs. Rich in the mouth and somewhat soft at first, this really comes alive with lovely fruit full of mineral, wild berry, and savory dried game tones. The finish is long and shows great cut with a mineral vein driving the fruit through to the herb and spice inflected finale. 88pts

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Region: Italy » Tuscany

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Color: Red
Varietal: Sangiovese
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Tenuta Valdipiatta:
Giulio Caporali, Valdipiatta’s owner and founder, purchased the estate in the late 1980s to pursue his dream of creating a great wine. With a strong, innovative approach and profound respect for the land, Giulio has been able to elevate Valdipiatta to one of the top producers in the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano appellation. “It is my Shangri-La”, is how Giulio describes Valdipiatta. In 2002, he... Read more
Giulio Caporali, Valdipiatta’s owner and founder, purchased the estate in the late 1980s to pursue his dream of creating a great wine. With a strong, innovative approach and profound respect for the land, Giulio has been able to elevate Valdipiatta to one of the top producers in the Vino Nobile di Montepulciano appellation. “It is my Shangri-La”, is how Giulio describes Valdipiatta. In 2002, he turned over management of the estate and winery to his daughter Miriam. Today, he enjoys living at Valdipiatta, where he has found an ideal environment to conduct research and pursue his interests in history and literature. A passionate scholar, Giulio translated from Latin, the charter of the town Montepulciano, a manuscript fro 1337 AD. Most recently, he published an essay on the Etruscan origins of the name of Montepulciano. Miriam Caporali is Valdipiatta’s owner and general manager. A young entrepreneur and a Business Administrator graduate from the University of Rome, Miriam decided to dedicate herself to the family business after extensive experience in consulting. From 1997 to 2002, Miriam worked closely at her father’s side at Valdipiatta, learning all the various aspects of winery management. She also visited Bordeaux, where she took an advanced class in wine tasting and winemaking. Sharing her father’s passion for Montepulciano’s terroir and its ancient winemaking tradition, she decided to dedicate herself completely to the family business, taking over its management in 2002. Today, she serves as general manager in charge of sales and public relations. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Valdipiatta Rosso di Motepulciano

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,696
3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 05/10/2010

This is very perfumed on the nose with a hugely fruity core that is slightly foxy and spicy with wild grape note over a bed of sandy soil and dried herbs. Rich in the mouth and somewhat soft at first, this really comes alive with lovely fruit full of mineral, wild berry, and savory dried game tones. The finish is long and shows great cut with a mineral vein driving the fruit through to the herb and spice inflected finale. 88pts


External Reviews for Valdipiatta Rosso di Motepulciano

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"This fresh


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
Vintage: 2007 09/23/2011

"Deep ruby red. The bouquet reveals inviting floral notes



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