2018 Le Potazzine Rosso di Montalcino (750ml)

2018 Le Potazzine Rosso di Montalcino (750ml)

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"Le Potazzine is no longer on the way up; they’ve already arrived. This traditional winery, located just southeast of the town of Montalcino, saw its first vintage in 1997, yet the family’s winemaking roots go back much farther. Giuseppe Gorelli spent 15 years as an enologist at the Consorzio del Brunello, working alongside Giulio Gambelli, as well as eleven years at his family’s estate, Due Portine, before starting Le Potazzine with his wife Gigliola. Today, Gigliola runs the estate with her two daughters, Sonia and Viola. Their fruit comes from the perfect blending of two vineyards, one in Montalcino proper, ‘Le Prata’, which brings the structure and finesse, and the other in Sant’Angelo in Colle ‘La Torre’ for the spice and power. Although only recently certified, this family has farmed organically since the beginning, and it follows a true-to-tradition regiment in the cellar, using native yeasts and aging in 30-50 hectoliters Slavonian oak." - Eric Guido (Vinous)

"Aromas of violet, underbrush and red woodland berry shape the nose. Medium bodied and linear, the vibrant palate offers pomegranate, sour cherry and star anise set against racy acidity and taut, polished tannins that provide support and finesse. Drink through 2028." 91 points - Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast, May 2020)

"An intense display of woodland berries in a cloud of crushed stone, dried florals and cedar lifts effortlessly from the 2018 Rosso di Montalcino, as notes of worn leather and undergrowth join the mix. On the palate, silky textures flood the senses, offset by mineral-tinged black cherry, and brisk acids add verve. The finish is medium in length and subtle, yet shows purity of Sangiovese fruit, as dried berries give way to salty minerals and finally a hint of tannic bite." 91 points - Eric Guido (Vinous, Apr. 2020)