A dainty and reliable ‘Baby Brunello’, that opens with an accent of herbaceous notes supported by an adequate amount of acidulous red berries (cranberries and raspberries) displaying notes of tobacco in the length as well. Well defined tannins and bold enough to age perhaps for another 5-10 years.
Wine: Rosso di Montalcino.
Winemaker: Tenuta Le Potazzine.
Origin: Montalcino, Tuscany-Italy.
Viticulture and winemaking: Over the hills 507 above sea level. Rossos are aged up to 12 months in Slavonian oak casks. Certified organic, but not labeled in bottles.
Good to know:
-Rosso di Montalcino is the sibling of Brunello di Montalcino, both made in Montalcino. Brunellos are aged minimum 40 months, whereas Rossos are typically aged just 12 months.
-Potazzine are little colourful indigenous birds in Tuscany and many Italians Nonnas called their grandchildren Potazzine, a term of endearment.
-So what is Chianti then? Another wine region also from Tuscany, but lies on the hills from Northern Florence to part of Siena (covers two provinces; Firenze and Siena), whereas Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino wines are made in Montalcino, located in the southern part of the province of Siena.
-And Montepulciano? Another wine region, also in Tuscany, but west of Montalcino. The wines are made out of Sangiovese (prugnolo gentile) for Vino Nobile di Montepulciano and Rosso di Montepulciano.
-I could write an entire essay of Tuscany only, there are so much to cover. Hope this info helps.