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2012 Poliziano Mandrone Maremma

2012 Poliziano Mandrone Maremma

92 Points John Caro
2012 Poliziano Mandrone Maremma
92 Points John Caro

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Poliziano's top 'Super Tuscan' Bordeaux blend, the 'Mandrone' is predominantly precise, black-fruited Cabernet Sauvignon. From a southwest-facing vineyard, the manually harvested grapes are macerated for up to 25 days under temperature control, each variety done separately, before this intensely vibrant fruit settles for 18 months in new French oak barriques. A new wine for us, this is a powerful yet bright and detailed blend to drink now or cellar - delicious!

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$53.99 in mixed 6+ or $59.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Sangiovese

Its Origins

Azianda Poliziano is a producer of top Tuscan Sangiovese, called by Antonio Galloni "one of the reference points in Montepulciano." It was started in 1961 with an initial nucleus of 22 hectares. It has grown over the years to reach its present size of 120 hectares. Its name is an homage to the humanist poet Angelo Ambrogini (1454-1494), known as "Il Poliziano", who was born in Montepulciano. There are approximately 30 hectares of vineyards clustered around the winery's buildings as well as a number of individual properties that range in size from eight to thirty hectares. The vines are planted at altitudes ranging from 280 to 400 metres above sea level, with soil that is primarily volcanic clay and slightly rocky. The geological survey of the Comune of Montepulciano identifies the most important sections with the names: Asinone, Caggiole, Valiano, Lama, Casale and Pozzi.

What The Critics Say

90+/100 Vinous, Ian D'Agata (2008 vintage)

"(80% cabernet sauvignon, 10% petit verdot and 10% alicante): Deep ruby. Fresh aromas of cassis, herbs and ink. Smooth and dense on the palate, offering a creamy mouth feel and a balsamic chocolatey nuance on the long finish."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Tuscany

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Alcohol

    14.00%

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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