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New Releases | Le Potazzine Brunello 2015 & Rosso di Montalcino 2018

We are delighted to offer for the first time, Tenuta Le Potazzine’s stunning 2015 Brunello di Montalcino at £285ib per 6 bottles and the 2018 Rosso di Montalcino at £99ib per 6bts

In a nutshell:

  • Le Potazzine is one of the star turns of the 2015 Brunello campaign receiving accolades from all of the main critics. (97pts from the Wine Advocate’s Monica Larner) 
  • Location - with vineyards situated at some of the highest altitudes in Montalcino, there were never any problems with heat stress in 2015 during the hot summer. The benefit of cool nights (diurnal shift) has brought wonderful aromatics to the fore.
  • Quality vs previous successes - this is undoubtedly the finest Brunello made at the property to date exceeding 2010 (94 pts) and 2006 (96pts)
  • Price – At £285 IB per 6bt case we regard Le Pottazine as one of the buys of the vintage.
  • Size – There is only 5 hectares under vine so this organic grower produces considerably less than the majority of its peers. 

You can find additional information about the estate below, scroll down to learn more.

If there was one wine that truly encapsulates the finest points of the 2015 vintage, then this is it.


 

To order call +44 20 7793 7900 or email wine@goedhuis.com



2015 Brunello di Montalcino, Tenuta Le Potazzine
£285.00 per 6 bottles IB
£300.00 per 3 magnums IB (Limited)
£125.00 per 1 double magnum IB (Limited) 

A standout in 2015, the Gorelli’s of Le Pottazine have crafted one of the finest wines that we tasted on our 2019 visits. The aromatics soar from the glass and there is an intense, multidimensional palate of crushed red fruits, wild cut flowers and green herbs. Wonderful freshness complements the finely textured palate. Put simply this has everything that you look for in a 2015 Brunello. Drink 2022-2030. Goedhuis & Co (October 2019)

"The Potazzine 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is immediately bright and energized. The wine is sprightly and lively. This is an elegantly medium-weight wine, but everything is in exactly the right place. Fresh acidity and snappy fruit flavors are followed by lighter touches of rose petal, cardamon, camphor ash and powdered licorice. These aromas are stacked tall and proud. Of special interest is that point of zesty medicinal herb that reminds you of the relatively cool climate and high-altitude positioning of Le Potazzine's vineyards. These special conditions are exactly why this wine performs so nicely in a warm vintage like 2015. The coolness of the growing site offsets the temperatures of the growing season."

97pts Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (January 2020)



2018 Rosso di Montalcino, Tenuta Le Potazzine
£99.00 per 6 bottles IB

Potazzine’s Rosso di Montalcnio exudes all of the bright red fruits, freshness and elegance of the vintage.  There’s a lovely sense of harmony to this Rosso and it’s a wine that will win many friends for its stylish and supple nature. Drink 2021-2026. Goedhuis & Co (October 2019)


 

The Family
Owned by the Gorelli family since 1993, Potazzine is the Italian name of a Tuscan bird (two of which adorn the label) but is often a term of endearment for children. Owner Gigliola Gianetti’s two daughters, Viola and Sofia were affectionately named ‘Potazzine’ by their maternal 

Vineyards and maturation
Le Potazzine own two separate vineyards to the south east and south west of Montalcino at altitudes of 420m (2 hectares) and 500m (3 hectares). At the highest point the vineyards sit at the extreme of what is permissible for growing vines in Montalcino. Airflow therefore plays an important role, preventing any issues with rot in rainy years and cooling the vines in warmer ones.

Le Potazzine adopt the traditional approach to Brunello winemaking with maturation taking place in Slavonian oak for 36 months and then in bottle for a further 10 prior to release.

Style of the wine
The cooler climate is reflected in Le Potazzine’s harmony and finesse. The Brunello is a stylish wine of exquisite balance, freshness and elegance with a pronounced core of sweet red fruits.

 




 

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