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Le Potazzine Brunello

Le Potazzine Brunello

$147.99

This is serious and cellar-worthy Brunello Di Montalcino from le Pottazzine that wine critics agree will easily last 15 to 20 years in the bottle - if you can manage to keep your hands off it that long!

"La Potazzine" was the nickname of the owner Gigiola Gianetti's mother had given her granddaughters as infants. Gigliola originally launched this Brunello with the 1997 vintage after acquiring small parcels of the vineyard over the previous five years. Since then this wine has gained tremendous prestige and plenty of impressive wine scores year after year.

This Brunello is aged for 42 months in Slavonian oak casks before bottling.

750ml ml
Region: Italy > Tuscany
Vintage: 2016
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RobertParker.com Tasting Note (2016 Vintage)

Monica Larner - 96+ Points - "Le Potazzine always delivers a smooth and silky style with extreme elegance and the lifted cool-climate fruit that you get from this high-altitude growing site. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino is taut and firm with cherry fruit, dried raspberry, tilled earth, spice and blue flower. The wine sees an extended fermentation of 40 days and ages in botte grande for 42 months. This is a well-balanced wine that is slightly thinner, with one notch lower intensity in this vintage compared to past editions. You get a light, sharp and streamlined style. I prefer the 2015 vintage slightly to this wine, but I'm suggesting a longer drinking window here. This is an 18,000-bottle release that hits the market in January 2021."

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