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Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WE 94] [RP 92] [AG 90] [WS 90] [JS 90]
Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2014 (Tuscany, Italy) - [WE 94] [RP 92] [AG 90] [WS 90] [JS 90]


 
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Winery: Le Potazzine
Varietal: 100% Sangiovese
Region: Tuscany, Italy
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: LEPOTAZZINEBRUNELLO14-W

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Notes from the Winemaker:.
COLOR: red with warm garnet notes.

BOUQUET: fruity weaves and light floral embroidery are immediately noticeable. Red berry fruit and hints of undergrowth. Spicy but also mineral finish.

TASTE: dry, warm, well balanced, ample and persistent

PRODUCTION AREA:
Two distinct vineyard plots, owned by the company; Le Prata, facing south-east at an altitude above sea level. of 507 meters and La Torre with a south-west exposure at 420 slm., which reach the end in the bottle in a single solution.

PRODUCTION TECHNIQUE:
Fermentation took place spontaneously, through the sole work of the indigenous yeasts, for about 28 – 30 days, after which the wine is slowly matured in 30/50 hl barrels. for 36 months. Before being placed on the market, the wine was aged in bottle for 10 months.
GRAPES USED: 100% Sangiovese
TRAINING SYSTEM: unilateral spurred cordon and guyot
PLANT DENSITY: 5952 vines / ha.
YIELD PER HECTARE: 55/60 quintals of grapes
TYPE OF FERMENTATION: natural, without the addition of selected yeasts.


Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"Ethereally elegant and fragrant, this offers enticing scents of rose petal, wild strawberry, aromatic herb and a whiff of freshly tilled earth. The radiant palate boasts tension and finesse, offering red cherry, pomegranate, star anise and white pepper framed in taut polished tannins and vibrant acidity. It's linear and racy, but also balanced. Drink 2020–2029." Kerin O’Keefe (5/1/2019)

92 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Last year, I had the good fortune to taste through a comprehensive retrospective of old vintages of Le Potazzine. One important lesson I learned from that experience is that this estate makes some of its best wines in the hot vintages. The vineyards are located in one of the coolest points of the appellation with south-facing rows planted 570 meters above sea level (which is much higher than its peers). However, the 2014 Brunello di Montalcino holds its own despite its cool vintage DNA. This edition is visibly thinner in appearance with bright ruby hues followed by crimson highlights. The results are extremely streamlined and tight. This wine plays its cards very close to the chest. With a little extra time in the glass, it opens slowly to reveal wild berry, blueberry, bitter almond, licorice and dried rose petal. There are mild highlights of smoke or ash. Fermented with indigenous yeast, the wine ages in large oak casks for three years. Some 10,000 bottles were made. This will will appeal to those who appreciate the fine and graceful side of Sangiovese, however this expression is also reasonably friendly and accessible for medium-term drinking." - Monica Larner (31st Jan 2019)

90 Points - Vinous:
"Medium bright red. Sexy red berries, sweet herbs and spices on the almost Pinot Noir-like nose. Supple and quite dry, with lively if slightly metallic flavors of red berries, herbs and spices showing energy but only moderate carry-through on the back end. This politely styled Brunello is more about aromas and juiciness than fleshy texture. The clean, precise finish is mineral-accented and vibrant. Drink up sooner rather than later while your 2011 Riserva, 2012 and 2013 Le Potazzine Brunellos lie dormant in your cellars. " - Ian D'Agata (Mar 2019)

90 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Rich and round, this features cherry, strawberry, almond and eucalyptus flavors that are front and center. Fine tannins and lively acidity add support to this balanced and long version. Drink now through 2032. 1,666 cases made, 200 cases imported." - BS (Jun 15, 2019)

90 Points - James Suckling:

"Aromas of cedar, ripe berries and plums following through to a medium body with soft and lightly tannins. A juicy finish. Drink now." - (19 Aug, 2018)


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