AZ. AGR. Poliziano WineryThis winery is located in the Montepulciano wine zone. If you want to plan a Poliziano winery tour scroll down:
The Poliziano estate was founded in 1961 from an original
nucleus of 22 hectares, bought by my father, and has now reached 200 hectares,
of which 120 are cultivated with DOC and DOCG vineyards. As soon as I
had taken my degree in agriculture I spent a few years in northern Italy
where I gained experience in farm management and in 1980 I entered the
Poliziano estate. These were years of transformation, the market was rapidly
changing and at last quality became the dominating factor in winemaking
rather than quantity. It was a time of challenge which I met with great
enthusiasm and the desire to establish a new outlook in production for
my estate. I am an agronomist but I prefer to think of myself as a farmer
because I am convinced that great wines originate in the vineyard. This
is why my work at the Poliziano estate starts in the vineyards, eliminating
the less favourably positioned sites and replanting where conditions of
soil and climate are optimal. Selected clones, planting layouts, rootstocks,
pruning methods and training systems are chosen with the sole object of
producing grapes of premium quality. This is the starting-point for my
wines: they are made only from estate-grown grapes, respecting the characteristics
of their vintage and the zone they come from. The greatest care is taken
over production; the grapes are rigorously selected at varying stages,
during ripening, when they are harvested and when they arrive in the cellar.
Fermentation and maturation are carried out with the maximum attention:
the extraction of the polyphenolic substances from their skins takes place
in the new cellar in a very softy way and the choice of wood is carefully
made. I also place great importance on the representative character of
my wines: there are now fewer labels and their number will be further
reduced, since the aim is to produced and market wines which are highly
representative of their category and which the customer can easily recognize
OWNER: Dott. Federico Carletti
Wines from Poliziano Winery
Rosso di Montepulciano D.O.C.
Tasting Notes: Is young, fruity,
full-bodied but not hard.
Grape varieties: 80% Sangiovese, 20% Merlot.
Food Pairings: Enjoy with ragu pasta, white meat, and red soups.
Total production: About 250.000
Awards Won: Vintage 2006 - 1 bicchiere su Vini d’Italia 2008 - Gambero Rosso; 3 grappoli su Duemilavini – AIS 2008; 15/20 (3 bottiglie) su I Vini d’Italia 2008 - L’Espresso; 84 punti Guida dei Vini Italiani 2008 – Luca Maroni
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano D.O.C.G
Tasting Notes: Well structured, with
longevity and perfumes that are intense but not exaggerated, faithfully
expressive of deep, Tuscan roots and the ancient bond between the soil,
man and culture.
Grape varieties: Sangiovese 90%, other red grapes 10%
Food Pairings: Enjoy with red meat, roast chicken and salami & ham
Total production: 150.000 – 180.000 on average.
Awards Won: Vintage 2004 - 2 bicchieri rossi su Vini d’Italia 2008 -Gambero Rosso; 16/20 (3 bottiglie) su I Vini d’Italia 2008 - L’Espresso; 4 grappoli su Duemilavini – AIS 2008; 85 punti Guida dei Vini Italiani 2008 –Luca Maroni
Vino Nobile di Montepulciano – Selezione “Asinone” D.O.C.G.
Tasting Notes: This our most prestigious
wine, produced since 1983. It has an unmistakable style and distinct character,
but it is, nevertheless, capable of holding its own in relation to international
Grape varieties: In the best years, Asinone is produced from 100% Sangiovese, otherwise we add about 10% Colorino and Canaiolo.
Food Pairings: Enjoy with grilled meats, game and aged cheese
Total production: about 30,000 – 45,000 bottles.
Awards Won: vintage 2005 - 3 BICCHIERI su Vini d’Italia 2009 -Gambero Rosso; ANNATA 2004 3 bicchieri su Vini d’Italia 2008 -Gambero Rosso; 18/20 (5 bottiglie) su I Vini d’Italia 2008 L’Espresso – Vino dell’Eccellenza 3 STELLE assegnate all’Az. Poliziano; 5 grappoli su Duemilavini –AIS 2008; 88 punti su Wine Spectator; 85 punti Guida dei Vini Italiani 2008 – Luca Maroni
Le Stanze del Poliziano I.G.T.gt
Tasting Notes: It has international taste while remembering the traditional value
of Montepulciano and its place in the production of great wines with strong
Grape varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon – 30% Merlot.
Food Pairings: Enjoy with red meat, game and mature cheeses.
Total production: About 20.000
Awards Won: Vintage 2005 - 2 bicchieri rossi su Vini d’Italia 2008 -Gambero Rosso; 16/20 (3 bottiglie) su I Vini d'Italia 2008 - L'Espresso; 93 punti su Wine Spectator; 12 ottobre : Daily Pick su Wine Spectator on line; 4 grappoli su Duemilavini – AIS 2008; 86 punti Guida dei Vini Italiani 2008 – Luca Maroni
In Violas D.O.C
Tasting Notes: Very pleasant, round, with red fruits notes and soft tannins.
Grape varieties: Merlot 100%.
Food Pairings: Enjoy with fresh cheeses, and salami & ham
Total production: About 10.000
Awards Won: vintage 2005 - 17/20 (4 bottiglie) su I Vini d’Italia 2008 - L’Espresso; Primo classificato della Denominazione Cortona; 88 punti su Wine Spectator; 4 grappoli su Duemilavini –AIS 2008; Vino Frutto – 86 punti su Annuario Migliori Vini 2008 di Luca Maroni
Mandrone di Lohsa I.G.T.
Tasting Notes: Powerful yet elegant, smooth yet well structured with a distinctive
Grape varieties: 80 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 20 % Alicante, Petit Verdot, Carignano.
Food Pairings: Enjoy with red meat, game, and mature cheeses
Total production: About 10.000 - 15.000
Awards Won: Vintage 2005 - 2 bicchieri rossi su Vini d’Italia 2008 -Gambero Rosso - 16/20 (3 bottiglie) su I Vini d’Italia 2008 - L’Espresso - 92 punti su Wine Spectator – Ottobre 4 grappoli su Duemilavini – AIS 2008 - 85 punti Guida dei Vini Italiani 2008 – Luca Maroni.