Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 Red Wine

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Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

Tuscany, Italy

97 pts. Vinous:

"Le Potazzine 's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is fabulous. The bouquet is showing an earthy display, with smoky minerals and dark soil tones up front, evolving with time in the glass, as crushed black cherry mixes with wild, savory herbs and dried dusty florals. On the palate, gorgeously ripe red fruits are balanced by a mix of saline-minerals, savory spice and zesty acidity, as fine tannin slowly mounts beneath its pretty inner floral tones. The finish is long with a salty-savory twang of minerals and spice, as hints of hard red candies and a bit of citrus lingers over a core of tannic heft. There is so much to like about the 2015, from its classic and earthy bouquet to its fleshy yet balanced palate and totally classic finish. Simply stunning and so pleasurable." (EG) (4/2020)

97 pts. Wine Enthusiast:

"Fragrant and elegantly structured, this opens with aromas of woodland berry, iris, new leather and wild aromatic herb. The taut, linear palate delivers juicy Morello cherry, ripe pomegranate, crushed mint and star anise framed in firm, polished tannins. Boasting some of the highest vineyards in the denomination, it retains great freshness and balance." (KO)  (5/2020)

97 pts. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:

"The Le Potazzine 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is immediately bright and energized. The wine is sprightly and lively. This is an elegantly medium-weight wine, but everything is in exactly the right place. Fresh acidity and snappy fruit flavors are followed by lighter touches of rose petal, cardamon, camphor ash and powdered licorice. These aromas are stacked tall and proud. Of special interest is that point of zesty medicinal herb that reminds you of the relatively cool climate and high-altitude positioning of Le Potazzine's vineyards. These special conditions are exactly why this wine performs so nicely in a warm vintage like 2015. The coolness of the growing site offsets the temperatures of the growing season." (ML) (1/2020)

FROM THE WINERY:

PRODUCTION AREA: Two distinct vineyard plots owned by the company: Le Prata, facing south-west at an altitude above sea level of 507 meters and La Torre with a south-east exposure at 420 asl., which, after being fermented and aged individually, come to the bottle in a single solution.
 
GRAPES USED: 100% Sangiovese certified organic.

PHILOSOPHY: Always ambassadors of the Montalcino tradition, aimed at reflecting the elegance of the pure Sangiovese, through long spontaneous fermentations lasting 30/35 days carried out only by our native yeasts and extended aging of 42 months in big 30/50 hl barrels in Slavonian oak. Not filtered.

WEATHER CONDITIONS: A rainy winter, when the vines were able to build up a proper water reserve, was followed by a regular spring and a warm summer. In September, idyllic weather conditions during the harvest and the thermal excursion due to the altitude of our vineyards, gave the birth to one of the most exciting vintage of the new millennium.

TASTING NOTES

The wonderful vintage is perfectly reflected by the harmony and the elegance of this Brunello, by the silky tannins and by the length of the aftertaste, savory and smooth. The color is the traditional one of the Sangiovese from Montalcino, bright red with the typical garnet nuance.

On the nose the floral notes interweave with red berries, forming a fascinating and seductive bouquet, in perfect tune with the equilibrium and the grace of the mouth.

TRAINING SYSTEM: guyot
PLANT DENSITY: 5952 vines / ha.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 55/60 quintals
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.0%


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