Le Potazzine | Parus Sangiovese DOCG 2016


Le Potazzine 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.

Sangiovese 100%.

Classic red colour of Sangiovese, transparent, deep. The olfactory impact immediately tends to the mineral note, supported by light hints of cherry and black currant. When tasted it comes with a compound tannin, never in contrast with the structure, with a final length that suggests how much the Sangiovese, even in the less elaborate expressions, has in its nature, elegance, harmony and depth.


Appellation: TOSCANA IGT

Zone: Montalcino, Italy

Cru: Le Prata, la Torre

Vineyard extension (hectares): 1.5

Blend: 100% Sangiovese

Year of planting: Sangiovese 1972,1993,1996,2001

Soil Type: Mixed, medium texture

Exposure: The wine is made from two distinct vineyards: “Le Prata” with south-east exposure at an altitude of 500 meters above sea level; “La Torre” with south-west exposure at 320 metres above sea level.

Ruby red, typical of Sangiovese. Bouquet is intense, fruity, spicy notes. Supple. elegant, correctly tannic, elegant aftertaste with sweetish notes in the finish

Serving temperature (°C): 18-20

Match with: Various kinds of appetizers, pasta and rice dishes in general

Average no. bottles/year: 8,000

Grape yield per hectare tons: 5.5

Notes:  Vine training system: cordon spur. Vineyard density: 5,952 vines/hectare. Spontaneous alcoholic fermentation (wild yeast).

Tenuta Le Potazzione was formerly known as Tenuta Due Portine-Gorelli


“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

Dimensions 10 × 9 × 11 in
Alcohol by Volume

14% alc/vol


12 Bottles, 750ml