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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Federico Battisti - 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 hectares divided between Merlot and Cabernet. 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.

Prugnanello
Rosso di Montepulciano

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Pagliareto
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

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Gran Pagliareto
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

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Quercione
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Riserva
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Prugnanello
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 2019

  • Gilbert & Gaillard 2021 - 90 Points - Gold

  • IWSC 2021 - Bronze

  • The WineHunter Awards 2021 – Award Gold

Rosso di Montepulciano DOC 2018

  • I Vini di Veronelli 2021 - 87 Points

  • Gambero Rosso 2021 - 2 Bicchieri Neri

  • Gilbert & Gaillard 2020 – 90 Points - Gold

  • WOW! The Italian Wine Competition 2020 - Silver

  • The Drinks Business Tuscan Master 2020 - Silver

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Pagliareto
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 2018

  • Falstaff Trophy 2021 - 90 Points

  • Gilbert & Gaillard 2021 - 93 Points - Gold

  • Gambero Rosso 2021 - 2 Bicchieri Rossi

  • IWSC 2021 - Bronze

  • IWC 2021 Bronze

  • Decanter 2021 - Bronze

  • Vinibuoni d'Italia 2022 - 3 Stars

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Pagliareto 2017

  • Wine Enthusiast 2021 - 92 Points

  • Gambero Rosso 2021 - 2 Bicchieri Rossi

  • I Vini di Veronelli 2021 - 90 Points

  • The Drinks Business Tuscan Master 2020 - Gold

  • Gilbert & Gaillard 2020 - 92 Points - Gold

  • WOW! The Italian Wine Competition 2020 - Bronze

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Gran Pagliareto
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Selection of Sangiovese grapes from the Pagliareto vineyard, property of Azienda Agricola Lunadoro.
Hand picking harvest performed within the first ten days of October. Vinification at controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks. It follows the aging of the wine in tonneaux, for at least 30 months.

Food Pairing

Excellent with the traditional Tuscan cuisine, with grilled meat dishes and aged cheeses.

AWARDS

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Gran Pagliareto 2017

  • Vinibuoni d'Italia 2022 - 4 Stars

  • WOW! The Italian Wine Competition 2021 - Gold - Best Vino Nobile of Montepulciano DOCG

  • Gilbert & Gaillards 2021 - 93 Points - Gold

  • IWSC 2021 - 92 Points - Silver

  • Falstaff Trophy 2021 - 91 Points

  • The WineHunter Awards 2021 – Award Rosso

  • Decanter 2021 - Bronze

  • Wines Critic 2021 - 90 Points

  • 5StarWines - 90 Points

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Gran Pagliareto 2016

  • I Vini di Veronelli 2021 – 91 Points

  • The Drink Business Tuscan Master 2020 – Gold

  • WOW! The Italian Wine Competition 2020 – Bronze

  • The WineHunter Awards 2020 – Award Rosso

  • Gilbert & Gaillard 2019 – 95 Points - Gold

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Quercione
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.

Awards

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva Quercione 2017

  • Falstaff Trophy 2021 - 90 Points

  • Gilbert & Gaillard 2021 - 95 Points - Gold

  • Concours Mondial De Bruxelles 2021 – Gold

  • The WineHunter Awards 2021 – Award Gold

  • Wines Critic - 90 Points

  • Decanter 2021 - Silver

  • IWSC 2021 - Bronze

Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG Riserva Quercione 2016

  • I Vini di Veronelli 2021 - 92 Points

  • Gambero Rosso 2021 - 1 Bicchiere Nero

  • The Drinks Business Tuscan Master 2020 - Gold

  • Gilbert & Gaillard 2020 - 94 Points - Gold

  • WOW! The Italian Wine Competition 2020 - Silver

  • The WineHunter Award 2020 - Award Rosso

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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 GRAN PAGLIARETO 2017: GOLD MEDAL “WOW! THE ITALIAN WINE COMPETITION 2021”.

Lunadoro Gran Pagliareto 2017 is the best Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG for Civiltà del bere.

We are very proud of the Civiltà del bere award. This Gold medal is one of the Italian awards that more than any others enhances territorial identity and the terroir.

Gran Pagliareto was created with the intention of highlighting a selection of a small parcel of our Tuscan vineyard. The grapes were selected and harvested in the vineyard named after the village of Valiano, which gave its name to a couple of our wines: Pagliareto.

According to the director of the wine magazine Alessandro Torcoli, the 2017 selection is “an excellent combination of high quality and territorial identity”. The editorial staff’s comment goes like this: “Clear, bright ruby with a touch of orange. Intense and elegant bouquet: plum, violet, cherry jam, spices (cinnamon, camphor). Dense palate, warm with excellent freshness, great body and complexity and excellent settlement in the centre of the palate, depth and persistence”.

Gran Pagliareto is also the first of the Lunadoro range to have the new logo on the label and embossed on the glass.

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The Lunadoro’s Golden Medals from The Drinks Business

The Drinks Business brings us the medallists from 2020’s Tuscan Masters.

3 Gold Medals for Lunadoro:

– Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Docg Pagliareto 2017
– Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Docg Gran Pagliareto 2016
– Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Docg Riserva Quercione 2016

As you can read on The Drinks Business online, the tasters were impressed by Gran Pagliareto and Riserva Quercione from Lunadoro “which enticed with their aromas of mandarin, cherry and cedar, and delivered so much appeal on the palate with flavours of stewed red berries, plums, and leather, along with a bright, zesty character, and fine dry tannins” .

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Wine&Siena 2020: Lunadoro will be there

At the start of Wine & Siena: the Lunadoro winery will be present until February 3 at location 198 inside Palazzo Squarcialupi with the line of its three reds: Pagliareto, Quercione and Prugnanello. Born from the organizing minds of the Merano WineFestival, the event was created to celebrate the WineHunter Award-winning food and wine excellence in Siena, the city symbol of Italian viticulture.

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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.

    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