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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Poliziano Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 1999
Poliziano Vino Nobile Di Montepulciano 1999
(search item no. 62954)

PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $26.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2010 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 85 points

Winemaker's Notes:

During the vinification and aging phase, we dedicated the most attentive care to the Prugnolo Gentile (native clone of the Sangiovese variety), black Canaiolo and Mammolo grapes. These come from the vineyards with the best exposure, optimum soil and climatic conditions, so that they optimize the potential of our Vino Nobile. The result is a structured and long-lasting wine with intense bouquet that recall the richness and warmth of the Tuscan soil.

An elegant and structured wine particularly well suited for hearty main dishes and well ripened cheeses.

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About Poliziano:

Poliziano is located on the slopes below Montepulciano near the village of Gracciano. On these ridges, at the best altitudes and positions, are the vineyards of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. The Poliziano Estate was founded in 1961 when Federico Carletti's father, Dino, purchased 55 acres. Today it consists of over 500 acres.

After taking his degree in agriculture, Federico Carletti worked in northern Italy. In 1980 he returned to Tuscany and began working full time on his father's estate. In the past two decades, Federico has created some of the finest wines in this top quality wine-producing area. Federico chose the name "Poliziano" because he loved the work of a renowned native poet, Angelo Ambrogini. Angelo was known as Il Poliziano, because he came from Montepulciano. Angelo's portrait hangs in the tasting room in the center of the estate. Some of Poliziano's wines, such as Le Stanze, were named after the poet.

Federico thinks of himself "as a farmer", because he is "convinced that fine wines originate in the vineyard. Selected clones, planting layouts, rootstock, pruning methods and training systems are chosen with the sole object of ensuring the quality of the grapes. This is the starting point for my wines: they are made only from grapes grown on the estate, respecting their original vintage and the typicality of the area they come from.”