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.