Castello di Potentino ‘Piropo’ | IGT Toscana
A delicious and complex Super Tuscan made by Charlotte Horton from Pinot Noir. A very serious, oak aged wine that has a long life ahead of it and is excellent value for money. The Guida dell’Espresso | Vini D’Italia 2009 awarded it 17.5/20, describing it as “kaleidoscopic, fresh, aromatic.” Great value for money.
The Press‘Castello di Potentino's aromatic sweet sappy unusual Pinot Noir, Sangiovese, Grenache blend from a secret valley south of Siena. Made by a very talented Englishwoman, Charlotte Horton.’—Rose Murray-Brown, The Scotsman ‘This Tuscan red is alove with cherry fruit and fresh herbs now, but could mellow and soften still more over the next half a decade.’—David Williams, The Observer ‘Rounded, deep cherry fruit. Lushness to the palate, but freshness and vibrant as well, with just a nip of spice. Good length and clean.’— Decanter Magazine
Our tasting notesDark ruby colour. Wonderful nose of blackcurrants, cherries and stewed fruits. Beautifully combines the delicacy of Pinot Noir with the more robust, savoury characteristics of the Sangiovese. Lovely flavours of green peppers, spice and a delicate touch of mint. The finish goes on and on. This is still quite young and will improve over the next 3-5 years.
Wine dataGrape variety: Pinot Nero.
Appellation: IGT Toscana
About Super TuscansThe term 'Super Tuscan' describes any Tuscan red wine that does not adhere to traditional blending laws. Chianti Classico uses the traditional Tuscan Sangiovese as its dominant grape, blending it with red grapes of lesser character, like Canaiolo and Mammolo, and sometimes the two white grapes, Malvasia and Trebbiano. In the 1970s Piero Antinori, whose family had been making wine for more than 600 years, decided to make a richer wine by eliminating the white grapes, and adding Bordeaux grape varieties (namely Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot). The result was the first Super Tuscan, which he named Tignanello, after the vineyard where the grapes were grown. Other winemakers started experimenting with Super Tuscan blends of their own shortly thereafter.
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