Heartland for classic reds from Sangiovese
By Michèle Shah
This Guide was last updated on 28 April 2011
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Address: Via Fontago 1,
53045 Montepulciano Stazione, (SI)
Tel: 0578 738171 Fax: 0578 738752
Geo-coordinates: Latitude: 43:8:18N (43.13822) Longitude: 11:50:59E (11.84977)
Federico Carletti’s leading Vino Nobile estate, with 120ha of vines a few kilometres northeast of Montepulciano at Gracciano, is Poliziano. The production, overseen by Italy’s most sought-after winemaker, Carlo Ferrini, focuses on polished, modern Nobile, planted to high-density, select Sangiovese, aged in barrique. Carletti is a passionate winemaker, who has always made his own mind up regarding production and without being unduly influenced by market trends. Top labels include single-vineyard Vino Nobile di Montepulciano Asinone, characterized by a vibrant, aromatic profile, firm, full-bodied, with a good structure and a smooth, long finish. Le Stanze del Poliziano (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese), international in style, shows elegance and depth with balsamic character.
Useful information: Open for visits and tastings by appointment only Monday to Friday, 8.30-12.30 and 14.30-18.00. The cost of a tasting for 3 wines is €10 per person or 4 wines €12. Languages spoken: English and German.
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