In Montepulciano, in the heart of Tuscany, lies the Poliziano estate. The Carletti family has farmed here since 1961 a piece of land that the grandfather Dino acquired to realize his dream of owning a small estate in the homeland.
Wines like a poem
The name of the winery comes from the Italian poet Angelo Ambrogini, who lived in the 15th century and whose nickname was Poliziano . Federico Carletti took over the management of the estate in 1980 and since then he has been growing mainly his own varieties. From an original 22 hectares, the land has now grown to 170, and his children Francesco and Maria Stella are helping him run the estate and are in the starting blocks themselves to take over.
Sustainable manual labor
At Poliziano, a great deal of work is still done by hand. The winery works according to organic principles, even though they do not have certification. The individual grape varieties are grown on specially selected plots with microclimates and soils to obtain the best characteristics of the grapes.
Poliziano 's vineyards extend around Montepulciano, where the classics
- Vino Nobile
- Rosso di Montepulciano
receive their grapes. In Cortona, on the other hand, the grapes for the wine of the appellation of the same name grow on clay soils at about 300 meters above sea level. Then, in Maremma, the vines for Morellino di Scansano and Maremma are found growing on marl and sandstone.
View of the last century
Hand harvesting is a matter of course at Poliziano. The grapes are controlled by an optical system, a manual selection is also carried out for the crus of the winery. The must is fermented in stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeast. Wooden barrels of different sizes are available for aging. In addition to barriques and tonneaux, there are also 30, 60 and 80 hl containers.
The cellar, built in 2005, is ultra-modern and has numerous facilities to ensure the quality of the wines. This is followed by bottle fermentation of the wines, which varies in length depending on the quality. A particular eye-catcher of the estate is the bottle archive in the tunnel between the cellar and the main house. Here the Carlettis keep bottles from a wide variety of vintages, documenting the history of the estate.
More information aboutAzienda Agricola Poliziano
|Company Name:||Azienda Agricola Poliziano|
|Street:||Via Fontago 1|
|City:||53045 Montepulciano Stazione|
|Contact & Web|
|Telephone:||+39 0578 738 171|
|Fax:||+39 0578 738752|
|Year of Incorporation:||1961|
|Company Owner:||Federico Carletti|
|Managing Director:||Federico Carletti|
|Vineyard Area:||120 ha|
|Cultivated Vineyards:||DOCG Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, Vin Santo di Montepulciano DOC, Rosso di Montalcino DOC|