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In 1961, Dino Carletti bought 22 hectares of land in the commune of Montepulciano, Tuscany with the desire to reconnect with his cultural heritage by cultivating the vine. Dino planted vineyards in the region and established Poliziano, named as an homage to humanist poet Angelo Ambrogini (1454-1494), known as "Il Poliziano," who was born in Montepulciano. Dino’s son, Federico, who’d grown up tending the vines, pursued an agriculture degree in Florence in 1978 with the intent of carrying on the family tradition. Today, Federico runs the Poliziano winery, and has not only continued to carry the torch as one of the most prestigious producers of Vino Nobile di Montepulciano, but has grown the estate from 22 to 120 hectares, expanding into the region of Maremma, and also adding a Cortona DOC wine to the portfolio. The main winery, known as Il Poliziano sits in the center of Montepulciano, with southeastern-facing vineyards planted primarily to Prugnolo Gentile (Sangiovese). The various soil compositions divide the property with the names Caggiole, Valiano, Lama, Casale, Pozzi and Asinone. Asinone is the crown jewel vineyard of the Tre Bicchieri award-winning Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG “Asinone.” At Il Poliziano, solar panels power more than 40% of the cellar. Except for the Morellino di Scansano, all Poliziano wines are produced at Il Poliziano. The Morellino di Scansano DOC is produced at the Lohsa Estate, which sits atop a hill with a striking view of the Island of Giglio and the Gulf of Argentario in Maremma. Lohsa is planted to 27 hectares of vineyards dedicated to the production of Morellino di Scansano DOC (primarily Sangiovese with some Ciliegiolo, Malvasia Nera and Canaiolo) as well as the “Mandrone di Lohsa” Maremma IGT (Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante, Petit Verdot and Carignano).

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