85% Sangiovese (aka Prugnolo Gentile), 15% Colorino, Canaiolo and Merlot
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
93/100 Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O'Keefe (2016 vintage)
"Aromas of plum, violet and exotic spice mingle with a balsamic note of camphor on this smooth red. On the vibrant palate, licorice and orange-zest notes accent the juicy black-cherry core while polished tannins provide lithe support."
92/100 Thr Real Review, Huon Hooke (2016 vintage)
"Deep, rich red colour with a tinge of purple. The bouquet is big on cedar, freshly-turned earth and cigar-tobacco, and is complex and savoury - and so very Italianate. The palate is medium to full-bodied and firm in its tannin spine. The tannins are ample but ripely supple. A very well structured wine, accessible now but with many years to go."
92/100 Wine Spectator (2016 vintage)
"Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2019 list (#54). Bright black cherry, plum, earth, vanilla and toasty oak flavors are the hallmarks of this well-crafted red. Balanced, this needs a year or two to integrate more fully and extend the finish. Firm grip. Sangiovese, Colorino, Canaiolo and Merlot."
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