- Le Potazzine
- 2022 - 2026
- Case size
- Available Later
Goedhuis, February 2022
If ever there was a Tuscan wine that you can unashamedly pull the cork on and enjoy, this is it. Bursting with vibrant crushed red berries, dark cherry and with a fine structure this beautifully versatile Rosso will prove to be a perfect drinking red upon arrival later this year. Highly recommended.
ML, February 2022,
The Le Potazzine 2020 Rosso di Montalcino is another standout wine that builds momentum and recognition for this entry-level category. The approach is steady and polished, with plenty of redcurrant, cherry and crushed flowers. It ends with a pretty blast of freshness that resets the palate for your next sip, yet there is enough tonic grip to pair with grilled meats or fried foods. Drink 2022-2025.
Named after the colourful and sprightly great tits which adorn the Tuscan countryside, Le Potazzine is owned by the dynamic all female team of Gigliola Gianetti and daughters Viola and Sofia. Situated southwest of the town of Montalcino, the estate boasts some of the highest vineyards in the region at 507 metres. This high altitude mitigates any heat damage that may affect plantings at lower levels, while airflow from the Tyrrhenian Sea to the west allows the vines to benefit from long warm days and cool evenings. In the winery, sole focus is on achieving harmony and finesse and, ever since the first vinification in 1993, Le Potazzine has been producing wines in the most natural way possible. Natural fermentation, a lengthy maceration process, and ageing in Slavonian oak, means that the wines of Le Potazzine are recognisable in their subtlety and matchless character.
Located southwest of Chianti, Montalcino came into its own in the late 1880s when local producer,Biondi-Santi, discovered a Sangiovese clone in his vineyard that was darker in colour than the rest. Its colour, however, was not its only attribute. It produced a wine with notable body, structure and length. He named it ‘brunello' meaning little dark one. This grape's genetic properties along with Montalcino's relatively temperate climate combine to create a wine stylistically different to that of more northerly Chianti. They are usually released approximately 5 years after the vintage following 2 to 4 years ageing in wood. The denomination of Riserva indicates a wine usually produced with more concentrated grapes than the traditional cuvéeand requires a minimum of one additional year of ageing.Today, Montalcino has become one of the most sought after appellations in the Tuscan region.