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Valdipiatta Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vigna d'Alfiero 750ml 2003
Sku: 1520511*
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Product Information
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
Classification: DOCG
Reg. 44.99
On Sale $35.99
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Wine Advocate 90 points - The single-vineyard 2003 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vigna d’Alfiero (100% Sangiovese) reveals a super-ripe personality imbued with sweet black cherries, earthiness, tar, licorice and toasted oak. This generous, engaging Vino Nobile spent 18 months in French oak. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2015. (Jun 2008)

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Wine maker notes
This wine is named after Alfiero Carpini, the first vineyard worker at Valdipiatta, who had already been working at the estate for 15 years when Giulio Caporali bought the property in the late 1980s. It was Alfiero who taught the history of each vineyard to the Caporali family and planted a small vineyard in Bossona in 1973. After Alfiero passed away, Giulio Caporali honored his memory by producing a wine with the grapes grown in the vineyard that Alfiero had planted 25 years before.

Producer
Valdipiatta was founded in 1973, but it was not until Giulio Caporali purchased the property in 1990 that it began to earn a reputation for producing some of the finest Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Through vision, determination and much hard work, Giulio transformed a small Tuscan farmhouse and its vineyard into a modern and successful winery. Not surprisingly, his program of renovation and revitalization began in the vineyards. After a studied, careful analysis of soil conditions, clonal selections, vine densities, and pruning systems, the vineyards were replanted with the aim of producing Prugnolo Gentile (the local name for Sangiovese) grapes of exceptional caliber. These same standards guided Giulio in the following years as he purchased additional vineyards in prime growing areas of Montepulciano. After he finished converting the vineyards, Giulio set about overhauling the cellar with the installation of the most up-to-date equipment and the introduction of small oak barrels from the finest French coopers. He then built an impressive underground cellar by digging deep into the tuffaceous rock of one of the property’s hillsides.

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