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Valdipiatta Vino Nobile di Montep 2004

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

On the nose this shows superb notes of freshly picked blackberries with notes of clay, rosemary, dried beef, black pepper, prosciutto, leather, and flowers all adding remarkable complexity. On the palate this start off dark and tight with hints of mulberries up front hat are followed by fresh crisp fruit tones. The tannins are hidden here and this wine exhibits exemplary balance and harmony on the palate. There are incipient notes of bitter citrus peel appearing on the backend and a touch of walnutty oak that adds contrast to the fresh black raspberry fruit and dark strawberry that flows onto the finish. This is great Vino Nobile 93pts

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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 Vino Nobile di Montep

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065222,085
4.50 5
05/10/2010

On the nose this shows superb notes of freshly picked blackberries with notes of clay, rosemary, dried beef, black pepper, prosciutto, leather, and flowers all adding remarkable complexity. On the palate this start off dark and tight with hints of mulberries up front hat are followed by fresh crisp fruit tones. The tannins are hidden here and this wine exhibits exemplary balance and harmony on the palate. There are incipient notes of bitter citrus peel appearing on the backend and a touch of walnutty oak that adds contrast to the fresh black raspberry fruit and dark strawberry that flows onto the finish. This is great Vino Nobile 93pts




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