Polisia (Red)

Polisia (Red)

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Rosso Piceno DOP – Polisia is a unique red wine which combines structure and elegance, the result of a weighted bland between Sangiovese and Montepulciano, the most common grape varieties in central Italy. Experience the aromas and flavors that evolve to make Polisia unique. The name comes from a traditional local legend Polisia, the daughter of the local pagan governor who converted to Christianity against the laws of the era. Fearful for her life, she escaped to the mountain Ascension where legend has it she guards the valley from harm. Polisia will exceptionally suit any red sauce, meat, or hard cheese. (Limited edition, only 5400 bottled annually).

Wine Data

  • Name: Polisia
  • Type: Red
  • Grape varieties: 70% Sangiovese, 30% Montepulciano
  • Location: Colli del Tronto, Piceno area, Marche, Italy
  • Vineyard aspect: South-facing
  • Yield: 7 tons/hectare
  • Altitude: 190m
  • Soil: Medium lean to argillaceous clay
  • Training & pruning methods: VSP trellised; dry and green pruning, leaf-plucking and bunch thinning
  • Management: Organic
  • Average age of vines: Montepulciano = 42 years, Sangiovese = 40 years
  • Vine density: 3,500 vines/hectare
  • Harvest and selection: Hand-harvest into 18 kg boxes. Both varieties are picked at optimal ripeness and vinified separately in the winery.
  • Fermentation: 10-days cold soaking and fermentation at low temperature in stainless steel tanks followed by 3- weeks of post-ferment maceration.
  • Aging: Stainless-steel vats on the lees, stirred weekly for 10 months
  • Aging in bottle: 3 months at 16°C Alcoholic strength: 14% alcohol by volume Colour: Ruby-red with a purple hue
  • Bouquet: Elegant with aromas of red fruit, cherries, and nuances of violets.
  • Flavor: Structured, harmonious palate with fine silky tannins and a lingering aftertaste of red fruit and licorice.
  • Temperature: Best served at a temperature of 18°C. Food matching: Grilled red meats or on its own as an aperitif.