2017 Tenuta le Potazzine Rosso di Montalcino

$33

100% Sangiovese from Montalcino.

Deep, ruby red color with hints of red cherry and violets on the nose. The palate has a wonderful structure and voluptuous mouthfeel with crushed raspberry, dried herbs, and minerality taking you to a very long finish.

Have a pizza night or pair with Felix Trattoria’s Pasta Bolognese!

 

    Pairs with
    2017
  • WE 91
  • D 91

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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 Gorelli 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 vivacious bird (featured on the label) that inhabits the Tuscan countryside. In Montalcino, grandparents and parents alike often use Potazzine as a term of endearment for children. In fact, it was their maternal grandmother who affectionately gave this nickname to Viola and Sofia who are the daughters of Gigliola Giannetti due to their constant ‘chirping’ to each other from the time they were babies. 

The estate consists of five hectares of vineyards registered in Brunello, three of which are located in the proximity of the winery, 507 meters above sea level, with an age average of 14 years.

The rest are located in the area of Sant’Angelo in Colle, about 420 meters above sea level, implanted in 1996.

The training system is guyot  with a density of 6000 plants per hectare.

 

 

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