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

Wines made with the round, darkly colored Sangiovese grape varietal tend to demonstrate the grape's key attributes: high acidity, moderate tannins and pale red color These grapes have been grown in their native Italy for thousands of years, and are said to be one of the key varietals which were so loved by the ancient Etruscan and Roman civilization Fast forward a few millennia, and all over the world, wineries are still growing these grapes in order to capture that renowned and flavorful essence. What makes Sangiovese so loved by drinkers and vintners alike is its wonderful ability to soak up the earthy, woody flavors of the oak barrels they are aged in, and present these in the glass alongside fresh, bright summer fruit notes. Whilst Sangiovese grapes are often blended during the fermentation process, they are also drank as single variety wines, both young and fresh, and aged and complex.

Region: Tuscany

The beautiful region of Tuscany has been associated with wine production for almost three thousand years, and as such is one of the oldest and most highly respected wine producing regions in the world. The hot, sunny climate supports quite a wide range of grapes, but the grape varietals most widely grown across this large region are Sangiovese and Vernaccia, both of which are used in the production of Tuscany's most distinctive red and white wines. Cabernet Sauvignon and other imported grape varietals have also flourished there for over two hundred years, but it wasn't until the 1970's and the rise of the 'Super Tuscans' that they were widely used, when the fine wineries of the region began experimenting with Bordeaux style red wines to great effect.

Country: Italy

Italy is recognised as being one of the finest wine producing countries in the world, and it isn't difficult to see why. With a vast amount of land across the country used primarily for vineyard cultivation and wine production, each region of Italy manages to produce a wide range of excellent quality wines, each representative of the region it is produced in. Any lover of Italian wines will be able to tell you of the variety the country produces, from the deliciously astringent and alpine-fresh wines of the northern borders, to the deliciously jammy and fruit-forward wines of the south and the Italian islands. Regions such as Barolo are frequently compared with Bordeaux and Burgundy in France, as their oak aged red wines have all the complexity and earthy, spicy excellence of some of the finest wines in the world, and the sparkling wines of Asti and elsewhere in Italy can easily challenge and often exceed the high standards put forward by Champagne. Thanks to excellent terrain and climatic conditions, Italy has long since proven itself a major player in the world of wines, and long may this dedication to quality and excellence continue.