Tiberini, Podere Le Caggiole | Estate winery in Le Caggiole, an area in the Montepulciano region of Tuscany. Ita main wines are red: Chianti Colli Senesi DOCGRosso di Montepulciano DOC, and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOC. A dry white wine is also made along with a Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC.

Owner | Luca Tiberini and his brother Fabio. They are the sixth generation of their family.

Staff | Oen consultant: Luano Bensi.

Vineyards | 1994+ The estate was replanted. | 2015 Around 22 hectares (54 acres) of land, of which 16.5 hectares (40.8 acres) are vines of which 12 hectares (29.6 acres) of Vino Nobile). Located at Podere Le Caggiole. From 290-310 metres. N-E-facing. 7 soil types. The vines slope down to the Valdichiana (Chiana Valley) on medium-textured ‘tuff’ soil, with clay on the slopes, becoming sandier the lower one goes (the sand is of Pliocene origin).

Olives | 2 hectares (4.9 acres).

White wines

Brumesco Bianco IGT | Roughly 70% Malvasia Bianca, 10% Vermentino, 10% Trebbiano Toscano and 10% Pulcinculo (Grechetto). Stainess steel.

Maturato Bianco IGT | A late picked white from 1.3ha of Pulcinculo (Grechetto). Fermented in a mix of steel and oak. Not sure if it is sweet. | 2015 Cement and steel. 100% MLF. Well textured, rich and savoury (Anteprima 2017).

Red wines

Chianti Colli Senesi DOCG | From the Il Poggio (‘hill site’) vineyard planted with 2 hectare (4.9 acres) of 85% Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile), 15% Canaiolo Nero.

Poggioardello Rosso | 85% Prugnolo Gentile, 15% Canaiolo Nero. Ferments in stainless steel.

Montepulciano Rosso, Podere Le Caggiole | 2011 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo Nero, 5% Mammolo. Nice and soft, subtle if a little fluid but doing well for not trying too hard (Anteprima 2014). | 2016 Sangiovese, Canaiolo. Well weighted (Anteprima 2017). | Pure, polished red fruit (Anteprima 2019).

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Podere Le Caggiole | 2010 85% Sangiovese, 10% Canaiolo Nero, 5% Mammolo. Light, elegant, soft and well made (Anteprima 2014). | 2014 Mint, fresh, well used oak (Anteprima 2017). | 2015 Extract dominates the fruit, just needs time to settle (Anteprima 2018). | 2016 Clear, rich, smooth, wild (Anteprima 2019). | 2018 13.5% alc.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva, Vigneto Campaccio | From 0.85ha. Single vineyard. Planted 1967. 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo Nero, 5% Mammolo.

Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva, Vigneto Fossatone | From 0.1.5ha. Single vineyard. Planted 1967. 90% Sangiovese, 5% Canaiolo Nero, 5% Mammolo.

Virgulto, Rosso Toscana IGT | The name refers to a term for a sturdy male youth. From hand picked Sangiovese (Prugnolo Gentile) grapes sourced from the Fossatone and Campaccio vineyards. Fermented in steel, aged in French barrels. | 2009 100% Sangiovese. Nice fruit but also some fizz, which is a basic and avoidable fault, even in a hot, high sugar, hard to ferment-to-complete dryness vintage like 2009 (Anteprima 2018).

Vin Santo

Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC

Contact

Azienda Agricola Tiberini

Via delle Caggiole, 9

I-53045 Montepulciano (SI = Siena), Italy

Tel+39 0578.716112 | www.tiberiniwine.com