About Us

Through our wine, we would like to tell the history of a territory, of vineyards, wines and people that work every day with love to offer an authentic experience. We believe in the strong link with the territory and with the environment we live in: in everything we do, we focus on the respect of such a heritage and the continuous search for quality.
Sincere and fine, Lunadoro wines are the natural expression of this philosophy.


People

Adriano Annovi - CEO Lunadoro

“Our wines cherish the memory and the tradition of a territory that has always touched anybody leading to live a unique experience”.


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Egidio Finazzer - Agronomist Lunadoro

“The quality of our wine begins in the vineyard, thanks to an accurate manual work. This guarantees the selection of the better fruits along with the respect and conservation of the territory”.


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Maurizio Saettini - Oenologist Lunadoro

“The production process of Lunadoro wines is simple but very strict. This allows us to bottle what the nature, so generously, gives us every year”.


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The Territory and The Vine

The Montepulciano territory was formed in different geologic eras and has an exceptional variety: the soil is light in the lower areas and rugged in the higher ones, with a thin active layer which enhances the grapes. The typical Mediterranean climate, with some continental features, sets the perfect conditions for the growth of the vines. Especially the area around Valiano, where the vineyards of Lunadoro are located, is characterized by moderate altitudes (332 meters a.s.l.). The soils are clay and the climate is influenced both from Val di Chiana and the Trasimeno Lake. This area benefits from a favuorable wind exposure, which assures the gradual and complete ripening of the grapes.

The company has 12 hectares of vineyards, 10 of Sangiovese and 2 of Merlot and Petit Verdot. The vineyard has the spur-trained system, obtained by the short pruning (2 buds) of a variable number of renewal spurs (about 4-5 spurs).
Each hectare has 5.000 plants and a yield of 7,5 tons of grapes.

All the steps of the selection and production are carried out manually, in perfect harmony with the environment: from pruning to the choice of the best bud, from the control of the vegetation to the thinning out of the bunches. The harvest is carried out only manually and during the destemming, the grapes are selected to use only the best quality.

Rosso
di Montepulciano

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Vino Nobile
di Montepulciano Riserva
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Vino Nobile
di Montepulciano

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Rosso
di Montepulciano

An intense ruby red colour with garnet tinges, floral notes of violets, citrus and locust with a slightly spicy taste of clove. Harmoniuos on the palate, with the pleasant floral notes of the bouquet. Softly tannic, with a fresh and enjoyable finish.

Pairings and serving

It matches perfectly with first courses with rich sauces, such as pappardelle with wild boar, red meat and seasoned cheeses. Ideal also for a Fiorentina steak.
Serving temperature: between 16° and 18°. It should be decanted for at least one hour before drinking.

Awards

Rosso di Montepulciano DOC 2017

  • Gambero Rosso 2020 - 1 Bicchiere Nero

  • The Drinks Business Tuscan Masters - Bronze 88 points

  • Falstaff 2019 - 90 points

  • IWSC 2019 - Bronze

  • Luca Maroni 2019 - 90 points

  • Decanter Awards 2019 - Silver 90 points

Rosso di Montepulciano DOC 2016

  • Gambero Rosso 2019- 2 Bicchieri Neri

  • IWC 2018 - Silver

  • Gilbert et Gaillard 2018 - Gold

  • Berliner Wein Trophy 2018 - Gold

  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 - Bronze

Previous years

Rosso di Montepulciano DOC 2015

  • Gambero Rosso - 2 Bicchieri Neri

  • Decanter World Wine Award - Silver

  • Wine Enthusiast - 88 scores

Rosso di Montepulciano DOC 2014

  • Gambero Rosso - 2 Bicchieri Neri

  • Guida Veronelli - 87 scores

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Vino Nobile
di Montepulciano Riserva

The selection of vino Nobile “Quercione” belongs to the category of exclusive and premium products. A unique wine that represents the perfect union of tradition and modernity, elegance and intensity. It is proudly considered the flagship of the company and it is widely regarded as one of the best expressions of the territory and of the appellation. This elegant and complex wine, with flower aromas, blueberry and underwood flavours, is very harmonious on the palate. With round and fine tannins on the nose and with an intense and long aftertaste.

Pairings and serving

This wine pairs perfectly with bread and salami, first courses with meat and grilled red meat. Serving temperature: between 16° – 18°. It should be decanted for at least one hour before drinking.

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Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva Quercione 2015

  • Gambero Rosso 2020 - 2 Bicchieri Rossi

  • Falstaff 2019 - 92 points

  • IWSC 2019 - Bronze

  • Luca Maroni 2019 - 92 points

  • Decanter Awards 2019 - Silver 93 points

  • The Drinks Business Tuscan Masters - Gold 92 poins

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva Quercione 2014

  • Winehunter 2018 - Red Award

  • IWC 2018 - Silver

  • Berliner Wein Trophy - Gold

  • Decanter World Wine Awards - Bronze

  • Wine Spectator - 93 points

  • Gambero Rosso - 2 Bicchieri Rossi

  • Guida Veronelli 2019 - 90 points

  • Gilbert et Gaillard 2018 - Gold 94 points

  • Wine Enthusiast 2019 - 90 points

Previous years

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva Quercione 2013

  • Gambero Rosso - 1 Bicchiere Nero

  • Guida Veronelli - 90 points

  • Winehunter Awards 2018 - Red Award

  • Gilbert & Gaillard - Gold 90 points

  • Wine Enthusiast 2018 - 90 points

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva Quercione 2012

  • Gambero Rosso - 2 Bicchieri Rossi

  • Guida Veronelli - 91 points

  • Decanter World Wine Awards - Silver

  • Wine Enthusiast - 88 points

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Vino Nobile
di Montepulciano

Obtained from the vinitification of Sangiovese, its ruby red colour evolves to a quite strong garnet colour. It has a complex and characteristic bouquet with a mature fruit aroma, notes of black pepper, prune jam, a floral note of violet, cigar and dark chocolate aromas. Well balanced on the palate and with sweet tannins that, combined with the correct acidity, create a long lasting finish.

Pairings and serving

This wine is perfectly suited for traditional recipes of Tuscany, especially red and braised meat, soups like “pappa col pomodoro” and mushroom dishes. Serving temperature: between 16°and 18°.It should be decanted for at least one hour before drinking.

Awards

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Pagliareto 2016

  • Gambero Rosso 2020 - 2 Bicchieri Neri

  • Falstaff 2019 - 92 points

  • IWC 2019 - Commended

  • IWSC 2019 - Silver 92 points

  • Luca Maroni 2019 - 91 points

  • The Wine Hunter Award 2019 - Red Award

  • Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2019 - Silver

  • The Drinks Business Tuscan Masters - Silver 90 points

  • Decanter Wine Awards 2019 - Bronze 87 points

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Pagliareto 2015

  • Winehunter 2018 - Red Awards

  • IWC 2018 - Silver

  • Decanter World Wine Awards 2018 - Bronze

  • Guida Vini Buoni d'Italia 2018 - 4 Stars

  • Gambero Rosso 2019 - 3 Bicchieri Rossi

  • Wine Spectator 2018 - 92 points

  • Guida Veronelli 2019 - 90 points

  • Gilbert et Gaillard 2018- Gold 90 points

  • Wine Enthusiast 2019 - 90 points

Previous years

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Pagliareto 2014

  • Wine Enthusiast - 91 scores

  • Gambero Rosso - 2 Bicchieri Rossi

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Pagliareto 2013

  • Gambero Rosso - 2 Bicchieri Neri

  • Guida Veronelli - 90 scores

  • Wine Enthusiast - 89 scores

  • Decanter World Wine Awards - Silver

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Montepulciano

Montepulciano is the biggest municipality of the Val di Chiana, whose landscape is a beautiful sequence of hills, where the nature and the human work have sketched one of the most suggestive sceneries of our country.

Who really wants to explore Montepulciano needs to lose himself in its flavours and culture, to discover the Vino Nobile and its producers. Through the streets of Vino Nobile, it is possible to reach Valiano, where Lunadoro is located, an area of vineyards, olive trees and woods, where the ancient Castle is the best representation of the medieval architecture, with its walls, towers and narrow streets, here usually called “rughe” (wrinkles): they are the evidences of an ancient history, that everybody can breathe and experience with every sense.

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LUNADORO: EVENTS IN THE WINERY TO CELEBRATE THE HARVEST

From September 23rd to October 11th, Lunadoro opens its doors to all wine lovers to get into the heart of the grape harvest and introduce its red nobles. Two formulas to choose from: “Grape Harvest Tasting” and “Harvest Lunch”: both include a guided tour in the vineyard with demonstration of cutting and harvesting of grapes, visit of the winery, explanation of the fermentation process and vinification and tasting of three wines. In addition, lunch will offer a selection of Tuscan cured meats, cheeses, fruit, vegetables and some focaccia. For info, costs and reservations, call +39 0471803306 or contact us via email at info@nobilelunadoro.it.

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LUNADORO WILL BE PRESENT AT VILLAGE NIGHT TO TOAST ON THE NOTES OF THE PIANO

On August 31st, the 5th edition of Village Night will take place, the itinerant festival that until the 21st of september will cross Italy from Friuli, Lombardy, Tuscany to Puglia. The event will include live music, traditional products and tastings of the best local wines under a single denominator. On the 7-th of september, Lunadoro, with its Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2015 and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva 2014, will be present in Tuscany at the Valdichiana Outlet (Foiano della Chiana (AR)) during the concert of the great pianist Giovanni Allevi.

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SCHENK ITALIA OPENS THE DOORS OF ITS WINE SHOP in Ora TO promote the italian wines

The renewed Wine Shop of Schenk Italian Wineries in Ora (BZ), opens its doors to two exceptional events, which will be an opportunity to embark a real journey to the knowledge of Italian wines. The first evening, titled Sparkling Night, will be held on Friday 26th July at 6 pm and Bacio della Luna sparkling wines will be the protagonists of the evening. For the occasion, the company from Vidor (TV) will offer a welcome tasting accompanied by a selection of appetizers with local products. For those interested in learning more about the company’s products, they can have tastings on request (paid tasting).
On Friday, 30th of August from 6 pm, the Company will celebrate the Red Wines & Co, with particular attention to the Lunadoro wines, the award-winning winery of Montepulciano.

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BACIO DELLA LUNA: ITS HILLS HAVE NOW BEEN PROCLAIMED A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE

Great news for the Vidor winery (TV). The territory, that for years has guaranteed quality and unique-ness to the Prosecco Bacio della Luna, has now been proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The World Heritage Committee has recognized to the “Hills of Prosecco di Conegliano and Valdobbi-adene” the universal value of a unique cultural and agricultural landscape. It is a pride for Bacio della Luna winery to be located in those wonderful territories. An important goal that will further contribute to enhancing this italian gem and its wines, which have always been traditionally produced, hand-crafting every single phase of the selection and production process in the vineyard, always in perfect harmony and respect with the territory.

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Lunadoro: three golden medals got from Gilbert&Gaillard

“We receive with pride and pleasure the golden medals Gilbert & Gaillard for our three Lunadoro wines. A prestigious award that reward us for the daily work, in the vineyard and in the cellar, required to keep the high value of this wines, flagship of Schenk Italian Wineries”. These are the words that Adriano Annovi, CEO of Lunadoro, has said to comment on the success for the three medals at the Gilbert & Gaillard International Challenge, organized by the French group that is also publisher of the homonymous magazine and G&G guide, among the most worldwide spread and read.

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WINE&SIENA: LUNADORO AND ITS WINES WILL BE PRESENT TO CONQUER THE WINELOVERS

Lunadoro red wines couldn’t miss the fourth edition of Wine & Siena, that on 26th and 27th January 2019 will animate the Tuscan town with the paths dedicated to the best wines and food of the Territory, together with some masterclasses, all made to find out the best wines of the area awarded by The Wine Hunter Award.

Throughout the event, that will take place at Rocca Salimbeni, Palazzo Comunale, Palazzo del Rettorato and Palazzo Squarcialupi, all the winelovers can degustate also our three wines of the Territory: Lunadoro Rosso di Montepulciano DOC 2016, Lunadoro Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2015, Lunadoro Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva DOCG 2014. For more info and tickets check Wine and Siena website.

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LUNADORO PAGLIARETO 2015 CONQUERS ITS FIRST TRE BICCHIERI DEL GAMBERO ROSSO

Lunadoro Pagliareto Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2015 conquers the Tre Bicchieri , the top wine award by the “Guida Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso”, one of the most authoritative international wine guide. This is an important achievement for this small but increasingly renowned winery, acquired in 2016 by Schenk Italian Wineries, and constantly growing in quality and brand awareness.

The awarding Cerimony will take place on Saturday, 27 October at 10.00 in the morning, on the occasion of that which is considered the biggest wine tasting in Italy: stars of the event will be all the labels awarded by the guide Vini d’Italia 2019 with Tre Bicchieri. The appointment is in Rome at Sheraton Rome Hotel and Conference Center – Viale del Pattinaggio 100.

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Montepulciano, the Nobile wine cradle: the international wine tourists’ favorite destination

Montepulciano is on top in the Forbes ranking for the most wanted winelovers’ destinations. The Terroir of Lunadoro, the piece of jewelery-cellar, cradle of the Nobile wine, is really appreciated by Catherine Sabino, the article’s writer, also for its record numbers: more than 500 millions euros is the wineries turnover, more than 150.000 euros/hectare the vineyards value, more than 1000 people in the permanent staff, more than 7 millions bottles of Nobile labeled in 2017 and 2.8 millions bottles of Montepulciano DOC.

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A NOBLE AGUST FOR LUNADORO IN MONTEPULCIANO

This is going to be an eventful month for the Valiano Estate (SI) and all the winelovers who are passionated about the Nobile di Montepulciano wine. The first date is on 10th of August with “Calici di Stelle” on Montepulciano streets. For Lunadoro these wines will be present: Lunadoro Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Pagliareto DOCG 2015 and Lunadoro Rosso di Montepulciano Prugnanello DOC 2016. On Friday 17th of August (at 8 PM) it will come to “Cantine in Piazza”, with Lunadoro Nobile di Montepulciano Pagliareto DOCG 2015, Lunadoro Rosso di Montepulciano Prugnanello DOC 2016 and Lunadoro Nobile di Montepulciano Quercione Riserva DOCG 2014. On 18th and 19th of August the contest “A Tavola con il Nobile” will take place, involving the best traditional food products from Montepulciano. For this occasion Lunadoro will be focusing on its Nobile di Montepulciano Pagliareto DOCG 2015.

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LUNADORO AT VINITALY 2018 WITH ALL ITS NEW VINTAGES

Lunadoro will not miss the appointment with Vinitaly 2018 and will be waiting for you a the Stand of Schenk Italian Wineries (Hall 3, stand E 6), ready to show you its red wines from Tuscany. During this event, the most importat for wine in Italy (from 15th to 18th April), the winery of Montepulciano will propose to wine lovers and experts its new vintages, that have already been appreciated from the wine experts at the preview of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano last February: the Pagliareto, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2015; the Quercione, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG 2014 Riserva; the Prugnanello, Rosso di Montepulciano DOC  2016.

Discovering Lunadoro

Lunadoro opens its winery with tours dedicated to wine lovers, to guide them in discovering the making of Nobile di Montepulciano and the vineyards surrounding the estate. To visit the winery and discover the Lunadoro red wines with targeted tastings

La cantina Lunadoro sarà chiusa
dal 1 dicembre 2019 al 28 febbraio 2020

Lunadoro winery will be closed
from 2019 December, 1st to 2020 February, 28th