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

It isn't difficult to understand why Italy is famed not just for the quality of its wines, but also for the vast variety and range of characteristics found in the wines there. The terrain of the country varies wildly, from the lush rolling green hills and valley of Tuscany, to the sun drenched rocky coasts of Sicily, the mountainous and alpine regions of the north, and the marshy lowlands of the east. Italy really does have a little bit of everything. Combine this huge range of landscapes with an almost perfect climate for grape cultivation, and you have a country seemingly designed for viticultural excellence. The results speak for themselves, and it is clear to see that wine has become an inseparable part of Italian culture as a result of its abundance and brilliance. Each village, city and region has a local wine perfectly matched with the cuisine of the area, and not an evening passes without the vast majority of Italian families raising a glass of locally sourced wine with pride and pleasure.