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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone 2007
Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone 2007
(search item no. 114582)
The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Produced from Sangiovese grapes, this wine has an unmistakable style and distinct character, but it is, nevertheless, capable of holding its own in relation to international tastes.
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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.”