Dino Carletti entered the world of viticulture in 1961 to maintain a living contact with the place and culture of his origins. The name Poliziano pays homage to the 15th Century poet Angelo Ambrogini who hailed from Montepulciano and was knicknamed “Poliziano”. Dino’s son Federico Carletti took over in 1980 and has since grown Poliziano from 22 to 240 hectares, of which 130 hectares are dedicated to the production of sangiovese or “prugnolo gentile’ as it is locally known, planted predominately on the southern flank of Montepulciano. Today, the Poliziano wines evoke the historic tradition of the land, but at the same time speak eloquently to the modern world. Theirs is a developing narrative… they retain their original labels, but have matured and evolved over time, always with the objective of uncompromising quality and expression of terroir.
KERIN O’KEEFE - WINE ENTHUSIAST
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. Drink through 2028.
A rich, flavorful red with dark-berry and milk-chocolate aromas and flavors, as well as a hint of nutmeg. Full-bodied yet focused and polished. A year or two will bring it completely together. Try after 2021.
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. Best from 2021 through 2033. 16,000 cases made, 2,600 cases imported.