Valdipiatta Rosso di Montepulciano 2008

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

$18.99 $13.97
Save $5.02
Item No. 106192
  • red wine
  • ST87
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

A blend of 80% Sangiovese, referred to locally as Prugnolo Gentile, along with 15% Canaiolo Nero and 5% Mammolo from different vineyards planted between 1993 and 2004. The grapes are handharvested at their ideal ripeness to ensure an easy drinking, ripe style of Rosso.

This fresh, youthful Rosso offers ripe aromas of blackberries and raspberries with subtle notes of flowers and spices. It is silky on the palate, with balanced tannins and lively acidity. This Rosso pairs well with a wide range of dishes, from buttery rich pastas with truffles to grilled tenderloin with herb sauce.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark red with a pale rim. Sangiovese-typical nose shows a slightly herbal edge to the aromas of red cherry, tobacco and licorice. Then sweet and straightforward on the palate, with easygoing flavors of plum, tobacco and wet earth. Finishes with a persistent citrus quality."
87 Points

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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 lots of hard work, Giulio transformed a small Tuscan farmhouse and its vineyard into a modern and successful winery. Not surprisingly, his program of...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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