Le Potazzine | Brunello Riserva DOCG 2012 1500ml
This is a extremley RARE Brunello Riserva
Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is extremely balanced, featuring elegant, high-toned, ruby red fruits. A rich, almost brooding underlying structure, and smooth, velvety tannins, with a lingering almond and herb finish.
Gambero Rosso – 3 Glasses Wine Spectator – 96 Points
Wine Enthusiast – 96 Point Wine Advocate – 97 point
Sangiovese 100% 1500ml Magnum Wooden Case Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino Riserva
, which is suave and elegant in its fusion with the additional notes of berry fruit. Dark concentration and savory aromas of leather, cassis, prune and dark berry characterize the elegant. This riserva also adds tones of cola and licorice at the back as well as a dusty mineral quality. The finish is long, tight, persistant, smooth and silky. “Le Potazzine is one of the rising stars in Montalcino. Gigliola and her daughters excel with classically built wines that capture the essence of this high altitude site just a few kilometers outside the city center.” – Antonio Galloni Le Potazzine
the estate owns two different and differently located vineyard parcels. One is Le Prata
, with a southwestern exposure at an altitude of some 1640 feet (500 meters) above sea level while the other, La Torre
, has a southeastern exposure and is situated at approximately 1375 feet (420 meters) of altitude. After their period of cask aging, the two wines are blended and then bottled to produce one single wine. Brunello Riserva di Montalcino.
The wines are very traditionally made, the product of long macerations and aging in medium-sized (30-to-50-hectoliter) Slavonian Oak casks. Only indigenous yeasts are used and the wines spend considerable time in oak: usually 40 months for the classic and 60 months for the Riserva. All of the wines until the 2016 vintage were made by Giuseppe Gorelli (who had worked for 15 years in close contact with the late Giulio Gambelli, probably Italy’s greatest Sangiovese expert
and a good friend of both Giuseppe and Gigliola). Today the winery is run by Gigliola and her two daughters.