2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Le Potazzine, Gorelli, Tuscany

Critic score
10 available


  • Region & country
    Brunello di Montalcino (DOCG), Toscana, Italy (Central), Italy
  • Maturity
    Ready 2020 - 2050
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Magnum (150cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2011 Brunello di Montalcino Riserva Le Potazzine, Gorelli, Tuscany


Beautifully etched, focused and sharp, the 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is one of the best wines released this vintage in Montalcino. This is a spectacular effort that underlines the high quality of fruit that was obtained in this challenging vintage. Wild berry, cola and balsam herb aromas are followed by drying mineral tones that are elegant and graceful. The effect lingers long on the palate. Given its genuine and streamlined texture, the wine promises to flesh out further as it completes its long evolution. If you are in the market for 2011 Brunello, I highly recommend Le Potazzine Gorelli.

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
Le Potazzine

Le Potazzine is a true family affair, founded by Gigliola Giannetti in 1993, and which she now runs with her daughters, Viola and Sofia. Potazzine is local dialect for the “little birds” which adorn the label, as well as a term for children. The estate has just five hectares of vines, among the highest plots in Montalcino at 570 metres. The cool sites produce remarkably elegant Sangiovese, and Gigliola’s Brunellos retain freshness in even the hottest years. It’s an estate destined for greatness.

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