2012 BRUNELLO DI MONTALCINO, Le Potazzine. TuscanyOrganic
Alcohol Percentage: 14%
Area: Montalcino is a hill-top town in the warm, open country in southern Tuscany, about 45 minutes down from Siena. Although the key grape is the same as for Chianti Classico further north, the style is broader and more powerful.
Grape Variety: 100% Brunello (a clone of Sangiovese) matured for 3.5 years in large (3000l +) Slavonian oak.
Producer: A small (6.5 hectare) estate at 500m altitude, just west of the town of Montalcino. Started in 1993 by oenologist Giuseppe Gorelli, who also makes the wine at nearby Castiglione Del Bosco.
Old Bridge Rating: Our favourite wine at our recent (2019) Brunello tasing - powerful but fine and elegant.
Press Reviews: "Le Potazzine Gorelli makes very distinctive expressions of Brunello that reflect a sort of secret truth about the Sangiovese grape. The effect is not completely polished, nor is it boring or predictable. The 2012 Brunello di Montalcino reaches for a degree of extreme authenticity and originality that is not commonly found in the appellation. This is low-profile wine with a big personality that proves to be very generous to those who make the time to know it. The bouquet reveals will berry, red rose, spice, earth and wild mushrooms. There is a touch of rusticity as well. In the mouth, this Brunello shows mild tannins and smooth integration. Like a friend you can count on, this is a best-buddy Brunello." Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate.
£69.00 per bottle
This wine does not qualify for a further case discount