Casale Daviddi | Estate winery in Valiano, a sub-zone in the southern sector of the Montepulciano region of Tuscany, Italy. The owning Daviddi family began making wine here in the early 1800s. The main red wines are Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG and Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, plus Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG. Sweet white Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC is also produced.

Owner | Aldimaro Daviddi.

Staff | Manager: Roberto Brucchi.

Estate vineyards | Over 20 hectares (49.4 acres) in the Acquaviva, Gracciano, Valiano and Abbadia di Montepulciano sub-zones. The main grape variety is Sangiovese, with small quantities of Canaiolo and Mammolo, planted in in Gracciano, Valiano, Abbadia and Acquaviva. The white wine grapes for Vin Santo (Malvasia, Trebbiano and Grechetto) are grown in Gracciano, Abbadia di Montepulciano and Valiano. Altitude of around 360 metres (984 feet). Vine density of around 4,000 vines per hectare (1,619 vines per acre).

Red wines

Rosso di Montepulciano DOC 2010 85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 5% Mammolo. Up to £7.99. Bacon aromas, baked fruit, Porty, deep but flawed I feel. No medal at DWWA 30th April 2013. | 2012 Odd nose, some fizz at the Anteprima 2014.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG | 2002 Dry and a bit stringy, seems to come from older wood, not bad in terms of flavour as some wildness here but a lack of selection and high yields mean it is rather ordinary; but could be good, but again not for keeping at the consorzio on Tuesday 8th March 2005. | 2008 85%Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo, 5% Mammolo. | 2009 90% Sangiovese, 5% each Canaiolo & Mammolo. £8-14.99. Slightly sweaty saddle nose, drying out a bit on the palate at DWWA 1st May 2013. 14 Points. No medal. | 2011 Light nose, bitterness over lightweight fruit, uneven and a bit dirty at the Anteprima 2014. | 2015 Horse stables, thin fruit tasted blind at the Anteprima 2018.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Camaione | 2013 Acetic, sherry-like nose tasted blind at the Anteprima 2018.

Sweet wines

Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC, Caratello | A caratello is the type of small barrel in which Vin Santo is aged. 40% Malvasia and 30% each Trebbiano and Grechetto (Pulcinculo).

Contact

Azienda Casale Daviddi

Via Nottola 9, Montepulciano Stazione

I-53045 Montepulciano (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0578.738257 | www.casaledaviddi.it