The medieval hill town of Montepulciano is slightly east of Montalcino, high above the gentle landscape of southern Tuscany at 1,985 feet (605 meters) above sea level. It is a tiny architectural jewel, with a higher density of arts per acre than inhabitants and enjoys longstanding fame as the home of poets and wine. The noble estate of Paola De Ferrari Corradi (founded in 1962, with its first Vino Nobile vintage release in 1967) is located on one of the area’s finest crus, Cervognano, well known for its hallmark combination of elegance and power. With four decades of winemaking excellence under her belt, Paola (along with sons Luca and Niccolò) has always been about meticulous quality and respecting the terroir. This has resulted in an unbroken track record of vintage-to-vintage consistency. If anyone can pinpoint just one property that led the way to making Vino Nobile a modern classic, that property is, without a doubt, Boscarelli. Today, they have 44.5 acres (18 hectares) under vine on the Cervognano hillside. Further acreage is in the pipeline, as Paola purchased a second homestead in Cortona, several miles northeast of Montepulciano. The long-term plan is to bring this second property’s vineyard surface to 25 acres – over and above the original nucleus.
44.5 acres (18 hectares)
Paola De Ferrari Corradi
Maurizio Castelli & Mary Ferrara