Classification: Vino Nobile di Montepulciano
We give the Prugnolo Gentile grape our closest attention and care.This characteristic grape of Montepulciano expresses the full potential of a region with an acknowledged gift for viticulture.
The result is our Vino Nobile di Montepulciano – well structured, with longevity and perfumes that are intense but not exaggerated, faithfully expressive of deep, Tuscan roots and the ancient bond between the soil, man and culture.
- ITA - Other Italian
Winery Tasting Notes
Sangiovese 90%, Canaiolo Nero and Mammolo 10%.
Poliziano Vino Nobile di Montepulciano is a structured, long-lived wine, intensely perfumed with great richness of flavour and mouth-feel. The finish is long and fine.
Decant prior to service at around 16-18 degrees Celsius. An ideal accompaniment to roast and grilled meats, game meat casseroles, richly flavoured pasta dishes such as Pappardelle alle Lepre (wide pasta strips with hare ragout), and mature cheeses. Drinking well now, this wine will benefit from up to ten years cellaring.
The varieties are fermented separately in stainless steel vats, with the alcoholic fermentation lasting about 10-18 days, at a miximum temprature of 32 degrees Celcius. The wine is matured for two years in French oak barrels of varying sizes, followed by a period of 6-8 minths in bottle prior to release.
Denominazione di origine controllata (DOC) was the first Italian quality assurance label for wines in 1963, and in common with the French AOC, specifies the geographical area, permitted grape varieties and minimum alcohol level. It may also stipulate the production method, including minimum ageing.
Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita (DOCG) wines must meet all DOC requirements, must be bottled in the region of production, and are subject to a Ministry of Agriculture tasting. Each bottle will carry a numbered seal of approval.