• Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      Dark ruby with light edge. In the bouquet dark red fruits, cedar wood and crushed stone with a fine grill spice. A balanced wine, to which the cooler locations and the light sea breeze give profile and contour at the same time. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Underbrush, tilled soil, new leather, dried herb and pressed rose aromas slowly unfold in the glass. On the vibrant, linear palate, white pepper and chopped mint notes accent a core of sour cherry and pomegranate. Racy acidity and taut refined tannins give it an elegant structure while a saline note closes the lingering finish. It's still youthfully austere and needs time to fully develop." Wine Enthusiast

      "Aromas of smoky meat, dark berry and dried flowers. Full body, chewy tannins and a tight finish. Reserved. Needs two or three years to soften." James Suckling

      "The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino walks a very fine line between elegance and finesse. Those may seem like two analogous terms, but this wine teaches you that they are not. The bouquet offers tonic and buoyant tones of wild berry, blueberry, dried herb and licorice. Each is elegant in its own right, but together they form a nuanced and finessed whole. Le Potazzine does very nicely in the hot vintages, but it delivers unexpected surprises (like this wine) in the cooler ones." Robert Parker

      "Bright red. Sweet, spicy red cherry, blueberry compote and powdered rocks on the nose are complicated by herbs and ink. Rich, dense and multilayered, but with delightful vibrancy that gives this concentrated beauty’s liqueur-like richness of red and blue fruit flavors a graceful quality. Outstanding sugar-acid-tannin balance contributes to this wine’s many charms on the exhilaratingly long, lively finish. One of the best Brunellos of the 2013 vintage." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Slow Wine:Great wine
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Vinous:96 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 42-month wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2040+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29552113 ·  0,75 l · 90,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      67,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2011

      Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2011

      A wine that is vinified only in the very best years and then with each edition represents a breathtaking beauty. In depth, purity and structure it is the archetype of a Brunello. It is bewitching with a mix of sage, rosemary, tobacco, wild flowers and cloves to a nuanced and endless finish. He is powerful and seductive at the same time and of great personality. Chapeau! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Mid to deep ruby with orange tinges. Contained power on the nose with almost chocolatey cherry fruit. Lots of fruit and stuffing on the palate with bags of fine, coating tannins. Quite a mouthful, but impeccably balanced." Jancis Robinson

      "Very ripe and rich with dried-berry, walnut and spice undertones. Full body and a deep and rich palate with soft and chewy tannins. A flavorful finish. Drink or hold." James Suckling

      "This red offers ripe, sweet fruit, with macerated cherry, plum and chocolate flavors that verge on jammy. Nonetheless, this is fresh, tightly structured and persistent on the finish. A layer of dusty tannins holds court for now, so be patient." Wine Spectator

      "Good full red. Aromas of red cherry, blackberry, violet, Christmas spices, licorice and camphor. At once powerful and suave, delivering highly concentrated flavors of red cherry, gunflint and camphor. A more muscular style than the 2011 classico but also wonderfully broad, ripe and deep. The long finish saturates the mouth with subtle perfume of dried fruits and herbs, with dusty, mounting tannins leaving a classic, slightly austere impression. This very serious Brunello offers a glimpse of how unique Sangiovese can be in Montalcino." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "The ladies of Le Potazzine have broken with the pack. They are betting on this Riserva from the warm 2011 vintage over everything else (including vintages held in higher esteem by appellation authorities). The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is indeed a sure bet if you are looking for a Brunello that will knock your socks off. This is a sharp, precise and extremely defined Sangiovese. This is an inspired wine (with a mere 3,200 bottles produced). The bouquet is slow and steady but also very effective as it comes into full focus. Red cherry, blackberry, cassis, balsam herb and spice all merge seamlessly on the nose. The mouthfeel is polished and long. You can count it in many long minutes." Robert Parker

      "Captivating scents of pressed violet, dark spice, perfumed berry, new leather and balsamic eucalyptus notes reveal the wine's elegance and pedigree even before the first sip. The full-bodied palate boasts remarkable finesse and a weightless intensity, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, black raspberry, tobacco and licorice. It's impeccably balanced, with firm polished tannins and fresh acidity. Hold for even more complexity." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Robert Parker:97 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:99 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 48 month wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2043+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29552211 · 0,75 l · 238,67 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping< 24 units available

      179,00 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2011 <br>3 Bottles in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino Riserva DOCG 2011 · 3 Bottles in OWC

      A wine that is vinified only in the very best years and then with each edition represents a breathtaking beauty. In depth, purity and structure it is the archetype of a Brunello. It is bewitching with a mix of sage, rosemary, tobacco, wild flowers and cloves to a nuanced and endless finish. He is powerful and seductive at the same time and of great personality. Chapeau! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Mid to deep ruby with orange tinges. Contained power on the nose with almost chocolatey cherry fruit. Lots of fruit and stuffing on the palate with bags of fine, coating tannins. Quite a mouthful, but impeccably balanced." Jancis Robinson

      "Very ripe and rich with dried-berry, walnut and spice undertones. Full body and a deep and rich palate with soft and chewy tannins. A flavorful finish. Drink or hold." James Suckling

      "This red offers ripe, sweet fruit, with macerated cherry, plum and chocolate flavors that verge on jammy. Nonetheless, this is fresh, tightly structured and persistent on the finish. A layer of dusty tannins holds court for now, so be patient." Wine Spectator

      "Good full red. Aromas of red cherry, blackberry, violet, Christmas spices, licorice and camphor. At once powerful and suave, delivering highly concentrated flavors of red cherry, gunflint and camphor. A more muscular style than the 2011 classico but also wonderfully broad, ripe and deep. The long finish saturates the mouth with subtle perfume of dried fruits and herbs, with dusty, mounting tannins leaving a classic, slightly austere impression. This very serious Brunello offers a glimpse of how unique Sangiovese can be in Montalcino." Ian d’Agata (vinous.com)

      "The ladies of Le Potazzine have broken with the pack. They are betting on this Riserva from the warm 2011 vintage over everything else (including vintages held in higher esteem by appellation authorities). The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva is indeed a sure bet if you are looking for a Brunello that will knock your socks off. This is a sharp, precise and extremely defined Sangiovese. This is an inspired wine (with a mere 3,200 bottles produced). The bouquet is slow and steady but also very effective as it comes into full focus. Red cherry, blackberry, cassis, balsam herb and spice all merge seamlessly on the nose. The mouthfeel is polished and long. You can count it in many long minutes." Robert Parker

      "Captivating scents of pressed violet, dark spice, perfumed berry, new leather and balsamic eucalyptus notes reveal the wine's elegance and pedigree even before the first sip. The full-bodied palate boasts remarkable finesse and a weightless intensity, delivering juicy Marasca cherry, black raspberry, tobacco and licorice. It's impeccably balanced, with firm polished tannins and fresh acidity. Hold for even more complexity." Wine Enthusiast

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Robert Parker:97 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:99 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 48 month wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2043+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      stored air-conditioned

      29552311 · 2,25 l · 243,11 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping3 units available

      547,00 €
    About the winemakers
    Le Potazzine
    Tuscany | Montalcino
    Le Potazzine

    Italian grandmothers love to nickname their grandchildren. And because the two daughters of Gigliola Gianetti were so lively, loud and lively as children, she just called the nun "potazine". This is how Montalcino calls the great tit. These small birds chirp loudly also at the vineyard situated highly and became so the heraldic animal. They also decorate the labels of the award-winning wines.

    Viola and Sofia Gorelli, the daughters of Gigliola's marriage to Giuseppe Gorelli, the long-term oenologist of the Consozio Brunello di Montalcino, are not only namesakes for Tenuta Le Potazzine, but also true founding members. The first three hectares of vineyards around the lovingly renovated estate, which dates back to the 14th century, were planted practically at the same time as Viola was born in 1993. The remaining two hectares, a little further south at Sant'Angelo in Colle, could be acquired in 1996, the year of birth of daughter Sofia. Today mother and daughters work together and very successfully.

    The property is situated just four kilometres south-west of Montalcino on a plateau over 500 metres above sea level. When Gigliola Gianetti came to Montalcino in the mid-1980s after her job at Biondi Santi and started a wine shop and restaurant in Piazza Garibaldi, these high wooded locations were not particularly popular. The locations were described as too cool and too windy. Nobody would have thought at the time that these high altitudes would be among the best in climate change three decades later. It is precisely here that organic farming can be carried out much more easily, the constant breeze and the longer vegetation cycle today bring exactly the elegance that one can only dream of in some deeper, warmer climes.

    The rocky soils, traversed by clay, lime and iron, as well as the typical Galestro regulate the more extreme precipitation just as well as the longer periods of drought. If you need a little more warmth and fullness in slimmer vintages, then the batches from the southern vineyard at Sant'Angelo looks wonderful in Colle.

    For many years, barriques have been deliberately avoided and all wines are aged in 3,000 to 5,000 litre Slavonian oak barrels. Fermented only with the own yeasts from the vineyards and the own cellar. Only around 35,000 bottles per year are produced in total. Mainly Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino. The Brunello Riserva only exists in a few particularly good vintages.

    Women's power in Montalcino is not very common, but it is a fact for Le Potazzine, because mother Gigliola Gianetti and her two daughters are also strengthened in the cellar by oenologist Roberta Tiberi. The numerous domestic and foreign awards prove how right the chosen path is. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1993
    • Owner: Gigliola Gianetti
    • Oenologist: Gigliola Gianetti and Roberta Tiberi
    • Annual production: approx. 35,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 5 hectares
    • Organic cultivation (not certified)