Le Potazzine Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva  2006 1.5Ltr
SKU 753812

Le Potazzine Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva 2006

Le Potazzine - Tuscany - Italy - Brunello Di Montalcino

Professional Wine Reviews for Le Potazzine Brunello Di Montalcino Riserva 2006

Rated 94 by Stephen Tanzer
(14.5% alcohol): Good full red. Mineral nuances complicate dark red cherry, tar and oak on the deep, brooding nose. Dense, suave and complex, with a mineral underpinning giving shape and grip to the creamy flavors of red cherry, blackberry jam and flinty sweet spices. The extremely long finish shows vibrant minerality and youthfully chewy but noble tannins. Like all of Le Potazzine's wines, this one has impeccable balance without being needlessly outsized: it has "only" 27.5 grams per liter of dry extract and 5.4 g/l total acidity, but the wine is much better than some behemoths sporting considerably higher...
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94Stephen Tanzer
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Winery: Le Potazzine

Varietal: Sangiovese

The name of this grape, meaning 'blood of Jove' conjures up evocative images of long dead civilizations, and gives the Sangiovese varietal a sense of the holy, the sacred, the special. Indeed, this particular type of Italian grape has been cultivated and processed for thousands of years, and is said to be the original favorite grape varietal of the Romans, and the Etruscans before them. Throughout history, vintners have continued to plant this varietal, and they continue to produce wonderful wines to this day. The long bunches of very dark, round fruit are treasured by fine wineries in Italy and a few other places around the world, and when young, these grapes are lively full of strawberry flavors and a little spiciness. However, it is when they are aged in oak that they take on some truly special flavors and aromas, as seen in some of the finest wines of the Old World.

Region: Tuscany

Tuscany is probably Italy's most important and widely respected wine region, with a history which stretches back almost three thousand years, and a set of fine grape varietals which produce some of the most delicious quality white and red wines in the world. Sangiovese and Vernaccia varietal grapes are grown all over this expansive region, and the way they are handled, aged and processed varies from town to town. The beautiful hot climate of Tuscany helps these grapes reach full ripeness, despite the fact the soil of the region is generally problematic for the vintners who work there. Despite this, there is a dedication to quality and flavor in Tuscany which is more or less unmatched anywhere else in Italy, and a great mix of strong tradition and willingness to experiment and think outside the box which has been a wonderful recipe for success in the region.

Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.