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Poliziano Merlot Cortona in Violas

Wine Details

Vineyard

Poliziano

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Region

TuscanyItaly

Wine Description

(2010 Vintage) Grapes are harvested by hand. Fermentation and maceration take place in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature for 18-22 days, with frequent pumping over, punching down and delestage. Post-fermentation maceration, micro-oxygenation and malolactic fermentation then take place in wooden casks. The wine is aged on the lees, with regular batonnage, in French barriques for 16-18 months (80% new). It is then further refined in bottle for 6 months before release.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2006 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Wine Enthusiast on 11/01/2009
  • Wine Spectator
    (2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/31/2013