• "Parus" Rosso Toscana IGT 2018

      “Parus” Rosso Toscana IGT 2018

      Classic, deep ruby red with bright reflections. Fine aroma of cherry, currant and traces of wet gravel. On the palate slender, elegant and with fine fruit and fresh acid wire. A classic Sangiovese with finesse and harmony, which one can serve calmly a few degrees cooler. SUPERIORE.DE

      • Bibenda:
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 12 months stainless steel
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,95 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 79 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2024+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29552718 · 0,75 l · 21,20 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      15,90 €
    • Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2019

      Rosso di Montalcino DOC 2019

      Here comes a big, rich Rosso that is coherent and impressive in all its components. The bouquet alternates between dried cherries and a fine tobacco note. The palate is taut and precise, in the style of the house, its body is carried by strong tannins that make it an ideal companion for Tuscan cuisine. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2019 Rosso di Montalcino seduces with a classic bouquet of wildflowers, savory herbs and red woodland berries. It’s wonderfully pure; yet it shows an unexpected amount of weight and concentration for the Rosso category, with notes of tart cherry giving way to inner violet florals. There’s a coating of dark fruit that lingers along, with round tannins adding subtle grip. This is really quite stunning today, but it will likely be even better with a year or two of cellaring, and it has me very excited to see how the 2019 Brunello will be like." Vinous

      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 15 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,49 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 88 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,52
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29552419 · 0,75 l · 38,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      28,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015

      Le Potazzine is known for its purer interpretation of the Sangiovese grape than elsewhere in the appellation. Thus the 2015 vintage offers a maximum of originality, authenticity and at the same time an unprecedented personality. In the bouquet red roses, forest soil and mushrooms. On the palate, it has a strong, enchanting rusticity, but at the same time, with each sip (and with good aeration), it reveals its depth and complexity. Enormous drinking flow and enthusiasm all along the line in the long, profound final! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling ruby with lots of garnet. Very compact nose, ripe cherry fruit, with some cloves, appealing. Full-bodied and pithy in the beginning and course, opens with firm, handy tannin, juicy fruit, in the final with bite." Falstaff

      "Tasted blind. Mid ruby with orange tinges. Leafy cherry fruit that is still compact and a little closed. Generous sour-cherry fruit and the tannins are persistent but never dominate the fruit. Muscular structure reveals itself even more on the finish, but the whole strikes a near-perfect balance." Jancis Robinson

      "A refined and fruity red with plums, oyster shell and porcini mushrooms that follow through to a full body. Tight and powerful with gorgeous fruit and richness." James Suckling

      "Fragrant and elegantly structured, this opens with aromas of woodland berry, iris, new leather and wild aromatic herb. The taut, linear palate delivers juicy Morello cherry, ripe pomegranate, crushed mint and star anise framed in firm, polished tannins. Boasting some of the highest vineyards in the denomination, it retains great freshness and balance." Wine Enthusiast

      "Le Potazzine 's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is fabulous. The bouquet is showing an earthy display, with smoky minerals and dark soil tones up front, evolving with time in the glass, as crushed black cherry mixes with wild, savory herbs and dried dusty florals. On the palate, gorgeously ripe red fruits are balanced by a mix of saline-minerals, savory spice and zesty acidity, as fine tannin slowly mounts beneath its pretty inner floral tones. The finish is long with a salty-savory twang of minerals and spice, as hints of hard red candies and a bit of citrus lingers over a core of tannic heft. There is so much to like about the 2015, from its classic and earthy bouquet to its fleshy yet balanced palate and totally classic finish. Simply stunning and so pleasurable." Vinous

      "The Le Potazzine 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is immediately bright and energized. The wine is sprightly and lively. This is an elegantly medium-weight wine, but everything is in exactly the right place. Fresh acidity and snappy fruit flavors are followed by lighter touches of rose petal, cardamon, camphor ash and powdered licorice. These aromas are stacked tall and proud. Of special interest is that point of zesty medicinal herb that reminds you of the relatively cool climate and high-altitude positioning of Le Potazzine's vineyards. These special conditions are exactly why this wine performs so nicely in a warm vintage like 2015. The coolness of the growing site offsets the temperatures of the growing season." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Robert Parker:97 points
      • Vinous:97 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:97 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 42 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,36 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2042+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29552115 · 0,75 l · 90,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      67,90 €
    • 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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      29552113 · 0,75 l · 90,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      67,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016

      Hardly any Brunello is as authentic as the growthLe Potazzine - they reveal the whole truth of the Sangiovese grape. The result is neither completely polished, nor is it even boring or predictable. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino achieves a level of extreme authenticity and originality not found on every corner in the appellation. It is a wine full of understatement and equally great personality, for which one must take time and leisure to discover every last nuance. On the nose, it reveals a subtle and well-composed bouquet of red roses, spices, earth and wild mushrooms. In addition, as always with Le Potazzine, there is a wild touch of rusticity. In the mouth, this Brunello shows its powerful fruit and perfectly integrated tannins. Like a friend you can rely on, this Brunello is a role model and a lovable buddy at the same time. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This is a cooler style of Brunello with blueberries, black cherries, crushed stones and lavender. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight tannins. Yet, it opens at the end to pinpointed fruit and tannins. Give this time to soften." James Suckling

      "The remarkably pretty 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows a pure bouquet full of wild strawberries, woodland berries and herbs with a hint of crushed stone. It’s soft and enveloping, displaying fleshy red fruits, savory spice and salty minerals, while vibrant acids maintain wonderful freshness. It’s only at the very end that its youthful structure comes forward, grippy and classically drying, yet under an air of red licorice and inner rose. There’s a beautiful harmony to this vintage of Le Potazzine, which should provide a long and wide drinking window." Vinous

      "Black cherry, black currant and plum flavors are front and center in this supple red, with accents of earth, iron, leather and tobacco chiming in as the tannins flex their muscles on the long finish. Everything is there, this just needs to integrate." Wine Spectator

      "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." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:96+ points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 42 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,45 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,89 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2043+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29552116 · 0,75 l · 98,53 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      73,90 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Le Potazzine is known for its purer interpretation of the Sangiovese grape than elsewhere in the appellation. Thus the 2015 vintage offers a maximum of originality, authenticity and at the same time an unprecedented personality. In the bouquet red roses, forest soil and mushrooms. On the palate, it has a strong, enchanting rusticity, but at the same time, with each sip (and with good aeration), it reveals its depth and complexity. Enormous drinking flow and enthusiasm all along the line in the long, profound final! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling ruby with lots of garnet. Very compact nose, ripe cherry fruit, with some cloves, appealing. Full-bodied and pithy in the beginning and course, opens with firm, handy tannin, juicy fruit, in the final with bite." Falstaff

      "Tasted blind. Mid ruby with orange tinges. Leafy cherry fruit that is still compact and a little closed. Generous sour-cherry fruit and the tannins are persistent but never dominate the fruit. Muscular structure reveals itself even more on the finish, but the whole strikes a near-perfect balance." Jancis Robinson

      "A refined and fruity red with plums, oyster shell and porcini mushrooms that follow through to a full body. Tight and powerful with gorgeous fruit and richness." James Suckling

      "Fragrant and elegantly structured, this opens with aromas of woodland berry, iris, new leather and wild aromatic herb. The taut, linear palate delivers juicy Morello cherry, ripe pomegranate, crushed mint and star anise framed in firm, polished tannins. Boasting some of the highest vineyards in the denomination, it retains great freshness and balance." Wine Enthusiast

      "Le Potazzine 's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is fabulous. The bouquet is showing an earthy display, with smoky minerals and dark soil tones up front, evolving with time in the glass, as crushed black cherry mixes with wild, savory herbs and dried dusty florals. On the palate, gorgeously ripe red fruits are balanced by a mix of saline-minerals, savory spice and zesty acidity, as fine tannin slowly mounts beneath its pretty inner floral tones. The finish is long with a salty-savory twang of minerals and spice, as hints of hard red candies and a bit of citrus lingers over a core of tannic heft. There is so much to like about the 2015, from its classic and earthy bouquet to its fleshy yet balanced palate and totally classic finish. Simply stunning and so pleasurable." Vinous

      "The Le Potazzine 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is immediately bright and energized. The wine is sprightly and lively. This is an elegantly medium-weight wine, but everything is in exactly the right place. Fresh acidity and snappy fruit flavors are followed by lighter touches of rose petal, cardamon, camphor ash and powdered licorice. These aromas are stacked tall and proud. Of special interest is that point of zesty medicinal herb that reminds you of the relatively cool climate and high-altitude positioning of Le Potazzine's vineyards. These special conditions are exactly why this wine performs so nicely in a warm vintage like 2015. The coolness of the growing site offsets the temperatures of the growing season." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Robert Parker:97 points
      • Vinous:97 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:97 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 42 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,36 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2044+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29552515 · 1,5 l · 106,33 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping5 units available

      159,50 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Hardly any Brunello is as authentic as the growthLe Potazzine - they reveal the whole truth of the Sangiovese grape. The result is neither completely polished, nor is it even boring or predictable. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino achieves a level of extreme authenticity and originality not found on every corner in the appellation. It is a wine full of understatement and equally great personality, for which one must take time and leisure to discover every last nuance. On the nose, it reveals a subtle and well-composed bouquet of red roses, spices, earth and wild mushrooms. In addition, as always with Le Potazzine, there is a wild touch of rusticity. In the mouth, this Brunello shows its powerful fruit and perfectly integrated tannins. Like a friend you can rely on, this Brunello is a role model and a lovable buddy at the same time. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Elegant ruby red. Nose of sweet, ripe raspberries, lush cherries and dried rose petal, reverberating with cedar and a hint of white chocolate. Supple on the palate with tightly woven tannin, very juicy, opens with clear fruit and great acidity, with supple pressure, elegant." Falstaff

      "This is a cooler style of Brunello with blueberries, black cherries, crushed stones and lavender. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight tannins. Yet, it opens at the end to pinpointed fruit and tannins. Give this time to soften." James Suckling

      "The remarkably pretty 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows a pure bouquet full of wild strawberries, woodland berries and herbs with a hint of crushed stone. It’s soft and enveloping, displaying fleshy red fruits, savory spice and salty minerals, while vibrant acids maintain wonderful freshness. It’s only at the very end that its youthful structure comes forward, grippy and classically drying, yet under an air of red licorice and inner rose. There’s a beautiful harmony to this vintage of Le Potazzine, which should provide a long and wide drinking window." Vinous

      "Black cherry, black currant and plum flavors are front and center in this supple red, with accents of earth, iron, leather and tobacco chiming in as the tannins flex their muscles on the long finish. Everything is there, this just needs to integrate." Wine Spectator

      "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." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:96+ points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 42 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,45 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,89 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2045+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29552516 · 1,5 l · 118,60 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping10 units available

      177,90 €
    • 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 (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      179,00 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 <br>Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 · Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Le Potazzine is known for its purer interpretation of the Sangiovese grape than elsewhere in the appellation. Thus the 2015 vintage offers a maximum of originality, authenticity and at the same time an unprecedented personality. In the bouquet red roses, forest soil and mushrooms. On the palate, it has a strong, enchanting rusticity, but at the same time, with each sip (and with good aeration), it reveals its depth and complexity. Enormous drinking flow and enthusiasm all along the line in the long, profound final! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Sparkling ruby with lots of garnets. Very compact nose, ripe cherry fruit, with some cloves, appealing. Full-bodied and pithy in the beginning and course, opens with firm, handy tannin, juicy fruit, in the final with bite." Falstaff

      "Tasted blind. Mid ruby with orange tinges. Leafy cherry fruit that is still compact and a little closed. Generous sour-cherry fruit and the tannins are persistent but never dominate the fruit. Muscular structure reveals itself even more on the finish, but the whole strikes a near-perfect balance." Jancis Robinson

      "A refined and fruity red with plums, oyster shell and porcini mushrooms that follow through to a full body. Tight and powerful with gorgeous fruit and richness." James Suckling

      "Fragrant and elegantly structured, this opens with aromas of woodland berry, iris, new leather and wild aromatic herb. The taut, linear palate delivers juicy Morello cherry, ripe pomegranate, crushed mint and star anise framed in firm, polished tannins. Boasting some of the highest vineyards in the denomination, it retains great freshness and balance." Wine Enthusiast

      "Le Potazzine 's 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is fabulous. The bouquet is showing an earthy display, with smoky minerals and dark soil tones up front, evolving with time in the glass, as crushed black cherry mixes with wild, savory herbs and dried dusty florals. On the palate, gorgeously ripe red fruits are balanced by a mix of saline-minerals, savory spice and zesty acidity, as fine tannin slowly mounts beneath its pretty inner floral tones. The finish is long with a salty-savory twang of minerals and spice, as hints of hard red candies and a bit of citrus lingers over a core of tannic heft. There is so much to like about the 2015, from its classic and earthy bouquet to its fleshy yet balanced palate and totally classic finish. Simply stunning and so pleasurable." Vinous

      "The Le Potazzine 2015 Brunello di Montalcino is immediately bright and energized. The wine is sprightly and lively. This is an elegantly medium-weight wine, but everything is in exactly the right place. Fresh acidity and snappy fruit flavors are followed by lighter touches of rose petal, cardamon, camphor ash and powdered licorice. These aromas are stacked tall and proud. Of special interest is that point of zesty medicinal herb that reminds you of the relatively cool climate and high-altitude positioning of Le Potazzine's vineyards. These special conditions are exactly why this wine performs so nicely in a warm vintage like 2015. The coolness of the growing site offsets the temperatures of the growing season." Robert Parker

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :93 points
      • Doctor Wine:93 points
      • Robert Parker:97 points
      • Vinous:97 points
      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:97 points
      • Falstaff:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17+ points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 42 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,36 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,45
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2044+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29552615 · 3 l · 125,00 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      375,00 €
    • Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 <br>Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 · Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Hardly any Brunello is as authentic as the growthLe Potazzine - they reveal the whole truth of the Sangiovese grape. The result is neither completely polished, nor is it even boring or predictable. The 2016 Brunello di Montalcino achieves a level of extreme authenticity and originality not found on every corner in the appellation. It is a wine full of understatement and equally great personality, for which one must take time and leisure to discover every last nuance. On the nose, it reveals a subtle and well-composed bouquet of red roses, spices, earth and wild mushrooms. In addition, as always with Le Potazzine, there is a wild touch of rusticity. In the mouth, this Brunello shows its powerful fruit and perfectly integrated tannins. Like a friend you can rely on, this Brunello is a role model and a lovable buddy at the same time. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Elegant ruby red. Nose of sweet, ripe raspberries, lush cherries and dried rose petal, reverberating with cedar and a hint of white chocolate. Supple on the palate with tightly woven tannin, very juicy, opens with clear fruit and great acidity, with supple pressure, elegant." Falstaff

      "This is a cooler style of Brunello with blueberries, black cherries, crushed stones and lavender. It’s full-bodied with firm, tight tannins. Yet, it opens at the end to pinpointed fruit and tannins. Give this time to soften." James Suckling

      "The remarkably pretty 2016 Brunello di Montalcino shows a pure bouquet full of wild strawberries, woodland berries and herbs with a hint of crushed stone. It’s soft and enveloping, displaying fleshy red fruits, savory spice and salty minerals, while vibrant acids maintain wonderful freshness. It’s only at the very end that its youthful structure comes forward, grippy and classically drying, yet under an air of red licorice and inner rose. There’s a beautiful harmony to this vintage of Le Potazzine, which should provide a long and wide drinking window." Vinous

      "Black cherry, black currant and plum flavors are front and center in this supple red, with accents of earth, iron, leather and tobacco chiming in as the tannins flex their muscles on the long finish. Everything is there, this just needs to integrate." Wine Spectator

      "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." Robert Parker

      • Robert Parker:96+ points
      • Vinous:95 points
      • Wine Spectator :95 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Falstaff:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 42 months large wooden barrel
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,45 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,55 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,89 g/l
      • Sulfite: 75 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2047+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      29552616 · 3 l · 129,67 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      389,00 €
    • 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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      29552311 · 2,25 l · 243,11 €/l · Price (DE) incl. VAT, excl. Shipping2 units available

      547,00 €
    About the winemakersLe PotazzineTuscany | 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)