Rosso di Montalcino 2020

Techinical Sheet

PRODUCTION AREA: Two distinct vineyard plots owned by the company: Le Prata, facing south-west at an altitude above sea level of 507 meters and La Torre with a south-east exposure at 420 asl., which, after being fermented and aged individually, come to the bottle in a single solution.

GRAPES USED: 100% Sangiovese certified organic

TRAINING SYSTEM: guyot

PLANT DENSITY: 5952 vines / ha.

YIELD PER HECTARE: 55/60 quintals

PHILOSOPHY: a Rosso di Montalcino intended as Brunello younger brother, coming from the same vineyards, whose we declass almost half of the production that will undergo long natural fermentations of 40 days carried out only by our native yeasts and a 12 months aging in 30/50 hl barrels in Slavonian oak. Our Rosso is not filtered.
WEATHER CONDITIONS: similarly to the previous year, the spring was characterized by unusual warm and dry conditions, with the exception of May, when a little drop in temperatures and some rains gave relax to the vines. In a year that will be reminded for the shutdown of the world, we were able to focus our efforts on the care of the vineyards, efforts rewarded by the exceptional quality of the grapes. The Covid year will be remembered as an outstanding vintage at Le Potazzine.

ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,50%

TASTING NOTES : reflecting the vintage, this is a very complex version of Rosso di Montalcino, marked by a wide range of aromas, from redcurrant and little red fruits to licorice and spice. It is sapid, mineral, with a long persistence and a great ageing potential: a Rosso di Montalcino to be tasted over the next two decades.

AVAILABLE FORMATS: 0.75 l. – 1.5 l. – 3 l. – 5 l.

Awards

99 points by Kerin O'Keefe

98 points by Luca Gardini

96 + points by Monica Larner

94 points by James Suckling

95 points by Eric Guido