2016 Le Potazzine Rosso di Montalcino
2016 Le Potazzine Rosso di Montalcino: Fragrant blue flower, red berry and balsamic notes set the tone for this delicious red. The elegantly structured palate delivers wild cherry, crushed raspberry and chopped mint flavors, a potpourri of dark spice lingering through the finish. It’s enjoyable now but promises fine drinking over the next several years.
Le Potazzine always delivers a smooth and silky style with extreme elegance and the lifted cool-climate fruit that you get from this high-altitude growing site. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is taut and firm with cherry fruit, dried raspberry, tilled earth, spice and blue flower. The wine sees an extended fermentation of 40 days and ages in botte grande for 42 months. This is a well-balanced wine that is slightly thinner, with one notch lower intensity in this vintage compared to past editions. You get a light, sharp and streamlined style.
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.
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