2016 Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone

95 Points Wine Enthusiast
In stock
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.
$84.99 in mixed 6+ or $94.99 per bottle

Grape

Sangiovese

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

95/100 Wine Enthusiast, Kerin O'Keefe

"A bend of 90% Sangiovese with 10% Canaiolo and Colorino, this opens with enticing aromas of fragrant blue flower, wild berry, exotic spice and a whiff of new leather. Full-bodied and elegant, the smooth, densely woven palate doles out juicy black cherry, licorice, orange zest and a hint of nutmeg set against velvety tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it well balanced." Drink 2020 - 2028

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

Variety Sangiovese
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Alcohol 14.50%
Maturity 2020 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with GAME
with PORK
with POULTRY

Taste

4

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