2016 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone

2016 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone

94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2016 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone
94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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Only produced in the best years, 'Asinone' is the top expression from Poliziano. Very limited production results in real refinement and potential, concentration and subtle power. Here Montepulciano is the Tuscan town (not the grape from Abruzzo), with Vino Nobile being a top village expression of the Sangiovese grape. The Asinone is a superb red to decant or cellar.

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$79.99 in mixed 6+ or $88.99 per bottle




Its Origins

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 (2015 vintage)

"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 (2015 vintage)

"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

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    2019 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with PORK



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