Azianda Poliziano is a producer of top 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
94/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner
"To be released in the first quarter of 2018, the 2015 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone is a bright and energetic red wine. This Sangiovese-based red offers volume and richness spread over dark fruit, cherry and blackberry flavors. This was a warm vintage, and you get extra softness, fruitiness and succulence as a result. In the mouth, it shows depth and persistence. The tannins still need a year or two to find optimal integration, so it's worth waiting just a bit longer." Drink 2018 - 2030
94/100 Wine Enthusiast
"Wild red berry, tilled soil, violet, new leather and a whiff of sandalwood slowly unfold on this fragrant red. The structured savory palate delivers dried black cherry, pomegranate, white pepper and clove framed in polished, fine-grained tannins. A hint of coffee lingers on the close." Drink 2020 - 2025
94/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (2013 vintage)
"The 2013 Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone is impeccable. Dark red and bluish-hued notes abound. There is an element of weightlessness to the 2013 that is quite appealing. Lavender, licorice, cloves and mint are some of the nuances that develop in the glass. The 2013 is not a blockbuster, as some previous editions have been, rather it is a wine built on finesse." Drink 2018 - 2033
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