In 1961 Dino Carletti established a winery in Montepulciano, nearby Siena, with 22 hectares of vineyards, and gave it the nickname of the iconic Montepulciano bard Angelo Ambrosini: Poliziano. The winery, passed through 2 generations, has been expanded over time, and today the vineyards cover over 170 hectares in different Tuscany areas, even if the core-production has always been represented by Nobile di Montepulciano wine.
Already in 1982 the winery produced a Nobile di Montepulciano named “Le Caggiole”, coming from the homonymous 350 meters altitude vine located between Montepulciano and Gracciano villages. This production was stopped in 1994 and resumed only in 2015 so the bottle I tasted constitutes the first vintage of the new course, representing the highest expression of Carletti family Nobile di Montepulciano.
The handpicked grapes, coming from a sandy land rich of limestone and clay, ferment and macerate in conical stainless steel and then mature for 18 months in 500 liter french oaks barrels.
This 2015 vintage shows a dark and intense red violet rubin color with light rubin tonalities, and smells of blackberry, black cherry jam, cooked plum, Thea rose, violet petals and carob with a fumée twist of toffee, noble wood and cinnamon. In the mouth the olfactory correspondence makes the pair with a spicy note peppery, incense, vinyl and wax, all supported by very elegant tannins which lead to a long and fleshy ending.
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