Le Potazzine Rosso di Montalcino
Meant to be a young expression of Brunello, with half the gapes fermented naturally for 40 days and aged for 1 year in Slovenian oak barrels. The wine is unfiltered and the fruit is organic.
1997 was the first vintage of Brunello “Le Potazzine”—Le Potazzine was the nickname Gigliola’s mother had given her two delightful granddaughters, local dialect for a songbird noted for its beauty and happiness. The wines immediately thrilled clients and critics alike, and even though it was the “moment of the barrique,” Gigliola was never tempted to change her aging regime from large Slavonian cask. The wines were always laser pure expressions of Montalcino terroir with an appealing elegance, and they remain so today. Both “Potazzine” now work with their mother at the estate, guaranteeing the continuity of a future generation.
A classic bouquet of wildflowers, savoury herbs and red woodland berries; wonderfully pure, yet showing an unexpected amount of weight and concentration for the Rosso category, with notes of tart cherry giving way to inner violet florals and a coating of dark fruit that lingers along, with round tannins adding subtle grip. Pairs well with tomato based dishes, grilled vegetables, polenta, hard cheeses such as pecorino.
Region: Tuscany, Italy
14 % alc / vol
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