ROSSO DI MONTALCINO 2015 – LE POTAZZINE
WINERY: Le Potazzine
PLACE OF ORIGIN: Italy – Tuscany
GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Sangiovese
ALCOHOL: 13,5 %
IDEAL SERVICE TEMPERATURE: 16° – 18°
GIUSEPPE’S RATING: 94/100
MATCH: Red and roasted meat, mushroom-based pasta
PACK OF: 1 Bottle
SIZE: 0,75 l
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Potazzine is the italian word for very colorful and vivacious birds which inhabit 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 affectrionately gave this nickname to Viola and Sofia who are the daughters of Gigliola Giannetti. The link with the two Potazzine not only features in the name of the winery, but also in its entire evolution. It was created in 1993, when Viola was born, and expanded by a further two hectares in 1996, when Sofia came along. This brought the total area registered for the production of Brunello and boasted by the estate today, to five hectares.
Harmony, finesse and cleanliness are the keywords of the wines of Le Potazzine, which can rely on the company’ skills in assembling the elegance ad aromas of the grapes grown in the west, in the locality of Le Prata, near the winery, with the structure of the bunches cultivated further south, near Sant’Angelo in Colle. The aim pursued right from the first vinification at Le Potazzine, was to make wine in the most natural way possible, seeking balance, elegance and outstanding personality. This is obtained with natural fermentantions, thanks to indigenous yeasts, which, together with long macerations and ageing in medium-sized Slavonian oak barrels, in compliance with the tradition, for both Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino, create the fundations for the creation of wines with smooth tannins that are never harsh, with a tangible and recognisable style that reveals absolute finesse.