The Sangiovese grapes that don’t make it into the Vino Nobile end up in this peony- and violet-scented wine, all those flowers leavened with a slug of Merlot to keep the tannins gentle.
Rosso di Montepulciano DOC
Denominazione di Origine Controllata
Rosso di Montepulciano has been a D.O.C. since 1989 and can be produced by simply declassifying the grapes registered for Vino Nobile. At Poliziano, vice versa, a uncompromising choice was made: we selected the most suitable vineyards to obtain a young, fruity, and full-bodied wine.
Classification: Rosso di Montepulciano – DOC
First year of production: 1989
N. bottles produced on average: around 250.000
Variety 80% Sangiovese – 20% Merlot
Vineyard area: 58 ha.
Altitude: 280-350 m.s.l.m.
Type of soil silty-clay in nature with a presence of stones
Plant density 5.000-6.000 plants per hectare
Harvest method: manual with secondary selection by optical sorting
Vinification: fermentation in truncated, conical stainless steel vats at controlled temperatures with pressing and pump over techniques for a duration of 10-12 days
Aging: about 8 months; 20-40% of the product is aged in wood of varying size
Aging potential: 5-8 years