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  1. LE POTAZZINE 2016 "PARUS" SANGIOVESE

    Item #: i_301410
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    100% Sangiovese (Grosso)

    "Despite its short history, Le Potazzine is universally regarded as one of Montalcino's top dozen or so wineries." - Ian d’Agata, Vinous Media

    We agree, which is why they are a staple of our Italian section! We were thrilled to get the latest release of their lovely Sangiovese Grosso, called “Parus,” from the exceptional 2016 vintage. This vintage has made even the humbler wines of Tuscany an even better value, as the quality is up but the prices are still relatively low!

    Le Potazzine is particularly known for an elegant style of Brunello di Montalcino with a focus on purity of fruit, and “Parus” is a very pure expression: it’s fermented with the yeast that inhabit the vineyard and aged without oak. The first thing that may strike you is the translucent appearance, much like a Pinot Noir or Nebbiolo, ruby with a subtle orange rim. After breathing for half an hour, harmonious and well-meshed aromas form, combining small red fruits such as Amarena cherry and cranberry, a soft floral note like cherry blossom, the drying leaves of Autumn, and mineral-earth undercurrent like tar and iron. In the mouth the silky texture with a subtle sweetness of fruit evolve into a delicious, harmonious midpalate that mirrors the subtle complexities of the nose, ending with a freshness and light amount of Sangiovese’s classic “dusty” tannin, offering just the right amount of structure to match the delicate body. This is a quintessential medium-bodied expression of the grape, a great value, and a great food partner.

    Potazzine (Chickadees) are commonly seen fluttering about in the vineyards, and it’s a local term of endearment for children. As the winery was founded around the time owner Gigliola Giannetti’s two daughters were born, it was a perfect name for the family’s endeavor!
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  2. SIRO PACENTI 2016 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO

    Item #: i_305119
    Bottle Size: 750ml
    Wine Advocate: 91 +
    The greatest care goes into the production of Siro Pacenti's Rosso di Montalcino. This "Baby Brunello" is sourced from Sangiovese vines which are between 15 and 25 years old. The grapes are harvested by hand at the end of September and transported whole to the cellar where each vineyard is vinified separately. The wine is then aged for 12 months in French oak barriques.

    WINE ADVOCATE 91+ POINTS - "The 2016 Rosso di Montalcino is a bright and vibrant red wine that really pops from the glass. It exhibits a cheerful vertical lift that embraces all the senses. That buoyant bouquet is duly followed by robust cherry flavors with an impressive level of richness and concentration. This wine shows good structure and staying power. It has the budding complexity that comes so naturally to the mighty wines of Montalcino. "
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    was $32.99 Special Price $29.99
  3. VALDICAVA 2016 ROSSO DI MONTALCINO

    Item #: i_305762
    Bottle Size: 750ml

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