Le Potazzine Brunello di Montalcino 2004
|Region||Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino|
With red currants and a healthy dose of black fruits, this wine is faithful to the winery's balanced and subtle profile, perfect to help any novitiate to Montalcino wines understand why Brunellos are so highly prized. Disease and insect control treatments are carried out only when strictly necessary. Copper and sulfur-based products and low environmental impact products are used only on an as-needed basis. As the are located at a relatively high altitude, less disease and pest treatment is necessary. Organic fertilizing is carried out every 2-3 years.
Giuseppe Gorelli's Brunello tastes a bit ripe in 2004 with layers of dried figs, prunes, apricots and candied fruit. In the mouth, the wine is angular and raw in places because of the mature nature of its tannins, but it does close with surprisingly fresh notes of wild berry and underbrush that balance it out. Drink now.
Shows sweet cherries and berries on the nose, with a lemony undertone. Medium-bodied, with good fruit and a fresh, clean finish. This is a little light for the vintage. Drink now.