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Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 2010

Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano 750ml 2010    
Sku: 1824974*

Founded in 1961 by Dino Carletti, Poliziano is located a few miles northeast of Montelpulciano, Italy. Dino’s son Frederico inherited the winery in 1982 and subsequently expanded the estate while improving overall quality. Today, Frederico and renowned winemaking consultants Carlo Ferrini and Maurizio Castelli oversee the 297 acre property, the majority of which is planted on the southern slope of the old town hill in Montepulciano. The Lohsa estate, which is located in Maremma, was purchased in the late 1990s and is Poliziano’s second largest holding. This 65 acre property is planted primarily to Cabernet Sauvignon followed by Prugnolo Gentile, Ciliegiolo, Malvasia Nera and Canaiolo and supplies the grapes for Morellino di Scansano and Mandrone di Lohsa Rosso. The cornerstone of the estate remains Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and the cultivation of a regional Sangiovese clone called Prugnolo Gentile. In the proper hands, Prugnolo Gentile is capable of producing profound wines of balance, structure and elegance and Poliziano has proven its mastery of this varietal crafting modern, polished Brunellos that clearly express regional character. “One of Montepulciano’s reference-point producers” ~ The Wine Advocate 2010

Tasting notes
A profound red with plenty of regional character and floral notes with heightened acidity that adds brightness. Polished and firm tannins carry the round and ripe red fruit flavors through to a balanced and elegant finish.

Wine maker notes
Grapes are harvested by hand. Fermentation and maceration take place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature for 18-22 days. The wine is aged in oak for 14–16 months, two thirds in French barriques and tonneaux (80% used) and one third in traditional casks.

Technical notes
(85% Prugnolo Gentile/15% Colorino, Canaiolo and Merlot). The grapes fermented and macerated for 18-22 days in steel vats with frequent pump overs. Two-thirds of the wine matured for 14-16 months in French oak barriques and tonneaux (80% neutral and 20% new) while the remaining third aged in casks.

Food pairing
Enjoy with grilled meats, game and aged cheese.

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Regional Varietals:
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
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