2017 Tenuta le Potazzine Rosso di Montalcino

$37

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Sour cherry, wonderful structure, crushed raspberry, chopped mint flavors, and a potpourri of dark spice that lingers through the finish.

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Sangiovese

Sangiovese is Italy’s most planted grape varietal and can taste quite different throughout, depending on the region it is grown in. It is the key grape variety of Tuscany’s distinguished Chianti and Montalcino regions. Sangiovese is generally higher in acidity with hints of local earth and herbs including roasted tomato, balsamic and oregano making this wine a great match for you guessed it: tomato sauce. It is sure to stand up beautifully with your home-cooked Italian meal.  AKA “Prugnolo Gentile” in the Montepulciano region within Italy.

Tuscany, Italy

Tuscany, within Central Italy, lies on the western side of the country. Tuscany is famous for its rolling hills, the popular region of Chianti and the black grape variety, Sangiovese. Sangiovese wines here usually produce high levels of acidity and tannin with aromas of red cherry, plum, and died herbs. Sangiovese does so well throughout Tuscany as it needs a warm climate to ripen fully. Designated regions to keep an eye out for are Chianti DOCG, Chianti Classico DOCG, Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG. Additionally, Bolgheri DOC, for bold reds from the coast of Central Italy.

The Gorelli’s first vintage under the Potazzine label was 1997, but Guiseppe comes from a long line of Brunello di Montalcino producers. The name of their tiny estate was inspired by the couple’s two daughters, who they call Potazzine: which is the name of a local bird (featured on the label), due to their constant ‘chirping’ to each other from the time they were babies. 

 

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