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Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone 2005

Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone 2005

Sangiovese from Tuscany, Italy

Price: $65.00 $44.97
Save $20.03 (31%)
Item No. 110389
  • WS92
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2009
  • RP93
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Winemaker's Notes

Intense ruby red. Complex scents of flowers, blackberry and plum, with notes of leather, clove and vanilla. Powerful with a long, assured finish. The ultimate expression of our terroir.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2005 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone is brighter, fresher and more energetic than the 2006. This focused, vibrant red offers plenty of floral red fruit intermingled with tobacco, licorice and new leather. Today the wine comes across as needing a few years in bottle, but this is a wonderful version of one of Montepulciano's elite bottlings. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021."
92 Points

Learn About Poliziano Map ItMap It

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...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Sangiovese

Sangiovese (SAHN-gee-oh-VAY-zee) Blood of Jove (literally translated) The principal grape of Chianti - in fact, the principle grape of all of Tuscany - has had its ups and downs. For a stint in the 70s and 80s, wines labeled Chianti contained cheap red wine packaged in a straw casked bottle, most popular for the candle holder it would become. But no more. Sangiovese re...

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