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Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Vigna Asinone 750ml 2010
Sku: 1877105*
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 ...more
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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Sub-Region: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
Grape Varietal: Sangiovese
Type: Still wine
Reg. 65.99
On Sale $52.99
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A full-bodied red with depth, the wine offers roundnotes of roasted plums, berries, black cherries, fresh herbs and mocha. Hints of tar, smoke and licorice linger on the long and creamy finish with vibrant tannins and acids on the finish.

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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 1990’s 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
Wine maker notes
Grapes are harvested by hand into small crates. Fermentation and maceration take place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature for 20-25 days. The wine is aged for a period of 16-18 months in French barriques.

Technical notes
When released in 1983, Asinone was the first single vineyard wine produced in Tuscany. The grapes are sourced from the best and oldest estate parcels a 34 acre plot that was planted in 1963 and a 12 acre parcel that was planted in 1991, both of which are planted at 1,115 feet to soft clay soils. Asinone is only produced in the best years and in limited quantities; the blend is based on the vintage and is either 100% Prugnolo Gentile or 90% Prugnolo Gentile with approximately 10% of Colorino and Merlot. The handpicked grapes were macerated and fermented in stainless steel tanks for 20-25 days and matured for 16- 18 months in French oak barriques.

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

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