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Le Potazzine
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In the space of a decade, this estate has gone from being a discovery to the "star" of the media-friendly Brunello di Montalcino appellation: the oldest and most prestigious in Tuscany.The term Potazzine, in Montalcino, is used to designate the great tit, a small, lively and colourful bird that inhabits the Tuscan countryside; with this in mind, the term is also often used affectionately by grandparents and parents to address their descendants. The link between the two Potazzines is not only expressed in the name, but also in the evolution of the family estate. The estate was established in 1993, when Viola was born, and expanded by a further two hectares in 1996, when Sofia arrived. This brought the area for Brunello production, which the estate now claims, to 5 hectares. Three are located near the winery, at an altitude of 507 metres, with an average age of 14 years. The other two are located in the Sant'Angelo in Colle area, at about 420 metres above sea level, with vines planted in 1996. The pruning method is guyot. Harmony, finesse and precision are the key words of the estate's wines, which can count on the family's ability to blend the elegance and aromas of the grapes grown to the west, at Prata, with the structure of the grapes grown further south, at Sant'Angelo.The objective pursued since the first vinification of the estate is to produce wine in the most natural way possible, seeking balance, elegance and a strong personality. To achieve this, the family uses natural fermentation, thanks to indigenous yeasts, with a long maceration and ageing in medium-sized Slavonian oak tuns, according to tradition, for both Brunello and Rosso di Montalcino; this creates the preconditions for signing personalised wines but without exogenous and vulgar wood tannins. The estate has always used 30 and 50 hl tuns from Garbellotto to mature the wine, never barrels.

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