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2016 Gorelli, Le Potazzine, Rosso di Montalcino, Tuscany

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“Sangiovese Stunner For The Summer!”

Sangiovese Stunner For The Summer!

By David Gettenberg

Brunello Without The Wait!

2016, the vintage you have been waiting for, is one of the most talked about Tuscan vintages since 2010.

The winemaking laws of Montalcino preclude the 2016 Brunellos from being released for a few more years (while they age in cask and bottle).

There is, however, great news!

You can enjoy the beauty and finesse of this outstanding vintage with the release of Le Potazzine's 2016 Gorelli Rosso di Montalcino.

Rosso di Montalcino a.k.a. Baby Brunello

Rosso di Montalcinos are often referred to as "Baby Brunellos" because they are essentially a young Brunello (the same grapes, just not required to age as long before release). We singled out this wine as one where quality and price collide.

This is not a "hit you over the head" red. Rather, it is a soft Sangiovese, with sour cherry, wonderful structure, crushed raspberry, chopped mint flavors, and a potpourri of dark spice that lingers through the finish. Without the formal structure of its big brother Brunello, it has the bones of a fine wine and structure to age for another 5 + years.

Pizza and pasta are a must. You'll also want to, "pair this pretty Sangiovese with ravioli stuffed with spinach and ricotta cheese. That fresh acidity keeps the palate clean and ready for the next delicious bite." The Wine Advocate


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More Information
  • Producer: Le Potazzine
  • Country: Italy
  • Region: Tuscany
  • Subregion: Rosso di Montalcino
  • Varietal: Sangiovese
  • Vintage: 2016
  • Size: 750ml
  • Code: W00385-1-1