Lunadoro | Estate winery in the Montepulciano region of Tuscany. Its main wines are Orcia Rosso DOC, Rosso di Montepulciano DOC and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOC. It was founded in 2002 by Dario Cappelli and Gigliola Cardinali under the name La Bandita e Lunadoro. Both come from farming backgrounds. Their original farm near Pienza in the Orcia valley produced Orcia DOC vines and grain, and had an agritourism. In April 2010 the company was bought by Schenk Italia SpA.
Owner | Schenk Italia SpA.
Staff | Consultant oenologist: Maurizio Saettini.
Vineyards | 60 hectares (149 acres) of land on the ridge of Valiano, overlooking the Valdichiana, in the east of the Montepulciano zone. There are 12 hectares (30 acres) are vineyards, and of this 11 hectares (27 acres) are for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Annual production of around 70,000 bottles.
Bianco IGT | 50% each Trebbiano and Malvasia. Steel.
Dispetto | 100% Sangiovese. Ferments in stainless steel.
Ricorso | 90% Sangiovese, 10% Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia Bianca. Steel.
Orcia Rosso DOC, Eclisse | 60% Sangiovese, 20% each Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. 12m in French barriques.
Rosso di Montepulciano DOC, Lunadoro | 2011 Just bottled, a bit stretched (Anteprima 2014). | 2012 From vat: a bit light (Anteprima 2014).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Lunadoro | 2010 Sangiovese (‘Prugnolo gentile’). Quite evolved already (Anteprima 2014). | 2011 Nice weight, traditional style, not too oaky (Anteprima 2014).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Pagliereto | 2015 Modernist oaky spice, over atypical, citrussy kids’ birthday party jelly-fruit (Anteprima 2018).
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva, Quercione | 2014 Smooth, oak-wrapped fruit; tangy if a little confected (Anteprima 2018).
I-53040 Valiano di Montepulciano (SI = Siena), Italy