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."
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