Le Potazzine | Rosso di Montalcino DOCG 2016

$44.00

Le Potazzine estate consists of two distinct vineyard parcels, both proprietary. The first, Le Prata, is located at close to 1650 feet (500 meters) above sea level and enjoys a southwestern exposure La Torre, instead, has a southeastern exposure at approximately 1375 feet above sea level. The two wines are blended together and then bottled as the sole house Rosso di Montalcino.

Sangiovese 100%.

Ruby red in color with aromas which recall the pulp of red. First and foremost plums, along with floral notes. The wine is fleshy with pleasurable and elegant tannins. As is traditionally the case of our Rosso di Montalcino, the wine gives much immediate drinking pleasure.

 

89 Points – Wine Spectator 2018 – Rosso di Montalcino 2016

VINO DELL’ECCELLENZA = L’Espresso: I Vini d’Italia 2014 – Rosso di Montalcino 2012

 

Appellation: TOSCANA IGT

Zone: Montalcino, Italy

Cru: Le Prata, la Torre

Vineyard extension (hectares): 1.5

Blend: 100% Sangiovese

Year of planting: 1993

Soil Type: Mixed, medium texture, practicing organic

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: 4,000

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

Case

12 Bottles, 750ml

Region