Poliziano began in 1961 when Dino Carletti, moved by a romantic and passionate vision for his native land, acquired the first parcel of 22 hectares. The estate has grown over the years to 170 hectares of vineyards. Poliziano’s name is a tribute to the humanist poet Angelo Ambrogini (1454-1494), nicknamed “Poliziano”.
Federico Carletti, son of Dino, after completing his studies in agriculture, took over the management of Poliziano in 1980. He immediately made his mark and reached a philosophical turning point by studying and working exclusively with proprietary grapes (“Estate Winery”). With a concentration on quality viticulture, innovative yet respectful of the environment and tradition, it is possible to achieve from the high density planting of vines, a Vino Nobile of great body and great quality.
Federico in pursuing quality and excellence in his wines has continually improved techniques both in the vineyards and in the cellar. In the 1990s, international varieties were planted, but at the same time the local variety par excellence, Sangiovese, which in the territory of Montepulciano is known as “Prugnolo Gentile,” was studied and enhanced.
The pursuit of excellence starts with grapes grown on their own estate, skillfully planted in soils and microclimates with particular characteristics. The care and cultivation is done manually, aimed at enhancing the uniqueness and typicality of each vine in a diverse territory like that of Montepulciano. This peculiarity led Poliziano to cultivate individual parcels and has also led to the identification of different Cru, to date, the wines Asinone and Caggiole.
From pruning to training of the vines, from the selection of buds to the paling, from topping to the first selection of grapes, each step takes place between the experienced hands of the vineyard experts at Poliziano who intervene on the basis of the specific conditions of each plant, each parcel, and each year. The cultivation is strictly organic, although not yet certified. The varietal choices and ordering of the plants do not impose themselves on the territory but instead respect it. These are considerations made to contribute to and enhance the naturalness and tradition of the wines.
Montepulciano: Poliziano (280 to 450 m above s.l.)
Vineyard area mainly dedicated to Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, Rosso di Montepulciano and Chianti.
Cortona: In Violas (300 m above s.l.)
Vineyard area mainly dedicated to Cortona DOC.
Maremma: Lohsa (100m above s.l.)
Vineyard area mainly dedicated to Morellino di Scansano DOCG.
A new estate dedicated to the cultivation of Sangiovese: characterized by high density plants, planted using the Countor plowing technique, with new clones and suitable rootstocks. The new vineyards, planted on a very well-drained, declivous, clay loam soil, are placed in a wild environment free from human contamination.