le potazzine (gorelli), brunello di montalcino 2016
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

2016 le potazzine (gorelli), brunello di montalcino

Why We're Buying

Tenuta Le Potazzine grows one grape and one grape only: sangiovese. The Tuscan estate, which opened in 1993, is known for its pure sangiovese red wines and bucolic vineyards. Every year from 2017 to 2021, Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino DOCG has achieved a positive return on investment.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
96

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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.