2016 Le Potazzine "Gorelli" Rosso di Montalcino

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2016 Le Potazzine "Gorelli" Rosso di Montalcino

Sangiovese Stunner For The Summer!
"... an estate that has not missed a step since 1988." Stephen Tanzer

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

Enjoy!

$29.95 per bottle / $359.40 per case

Summary


THE MERCHANT'S MARK

93 / 100

Sour cherry, wonderful structure, crushed raspberry, chopped mint flavors, and a potpourri of dark spice that lingers through the finish. Le Potazzine's Gorelli Rosso is stunning terroir-driven Sangiovese.  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 - the fresh acidity will pair perfectly with any red sauce based dish.  


Product Details


Producer: Le Potazzine

Country: Italy

Region: Tuscany

Sub Region: Rosso di Montalcino

Varietal: Sangiovese

Vintage: 2016

Size: 750ml

Code: W00385-1-1