Valdipiatta Vigna d'Alfiero 2012

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. 

Tasting Notes

Ruby red in color, the Vigna d’Alfiero has upfront aromas of wild berries and spices, with hints of violets and forest floor. On the palate, this wine is full-flavored and impressive, with spicy flavors, firm tannins, and a long finish.

Food Pairing

Pair with spaghetti and meatballs, Bolognese sauces, almond rice pilaf with spiced chicken, or chorizo stuffed pork tenderloin.

Production Info
Production area/appellation
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG
Vineyard name
The Vigna d'Alfiero vineyard
Vineyard size
5 acres
Soil composition
Sandy Clay-Loam
Training method
Spur-pruned Cordon
Elevation
1,155 feet
Vines/acre
1,320
Yield/acre
2 tons
Exposure
Northeastern
Year vineyard planted
1973
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1999
Bottles produced of this wine
3,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Sangiovese
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
One-Two years
Fermentation temperature
86 °F
Maceration technique
Racking and Pumpovers
Maceration length
15-20
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barriques
Length of bottle aging
30 months
Size of aging container
225 L
Type of oak
French: Allier
Length of aging before bottling
18 months
Analytical Data
Alcohol
14 %
pH level
3.4
Residual sugar
2.6 g/L
Acidity
5.7 g/L
Dry extract
31.3 g/L

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