2017 TENUTA LE POTAZZINE Rosso di Montalcino 75cl (Tuscany, Italy)
Style - Spicy
Grape - 100% Sangiovese
Tasting - Flipping 'eck, how do La Potazzine do it? Year in, year out one of our favourite producers in the Montalcino zone. While their Brunello is built for heroes this here Rosso is built for the regular everyday folk to get touched by the Sangiovese magic. By turns crisply presented dried cherry and thyme while also gushing with a darker charge of curranty vibes.
FYI - Easy to characterise the big, burly wines of Montalcino as a bit 'macho' but this ignores the numerous female run estates in the district. La Potazzine is headed up by Gigliola Gianetti with her two daughters.
ABV - 14%