‘Sacromonte’ Rosso, Castello di Potentino, Montecucco 2015


75cl bottle: £13.95

Case of 12 75cl bottles: £167.40


Sacromonte or “Sacred Mountain” refers to Monte Amiata which was the home of the gods for the Etruscans and the wine is named in honour of the volcanic peperino stone typical to the mountain and used in the construction of the Castle itself.

An excellent Tuscan red from a small, family estate owned by Graham C. Greene that is really causing a real stir in the Italian wine world. Made by the highly talented Charlotte Horton from 100% Sangiovese, it is wonderfully floral, spiced and elegant, as all really good Sangiovese should be.


Our Tasting Notes

Ruby coloured with a sweet, slightly perfumed cherry and raspberry nose. Medium bodied and full of gentle fruit with a hint of fennel and spice. Delicious and will improve. Perfect with delicate meats like veal and pork, marinated and grilled white meats and wild fowl, pasta dishes with ragù.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Sangiovese
Appellation: Montecucco DOC
Alcohol: 14.5%


Montecucco, in the province of Grosseto, is one of Italy’s youngest DOCs and has only been in existence since 1998. It includes several varieties of wine: Rosso, Sangiovese, Bianco (at least 60% Trebbiano) and Vermentino. The Rosso and Sangiovese also feature a Riserva wine.


‘Avoid the disappointing High Street Chiantis and, instead, head to the web for Castello di Potentino, ‘Sacromonte’...This Tuscan gem has an earthy nose and hints of liquorice.’ - Amelia Pinsent, Country Life

‘On the palate this is quite serious, grown-up stuff, the sinewy tannins wrapped around earthy, tight black fruit and a keen acidity adding to the chewy, food-friendly character. Ideal with lamb shanks or other robust dishes.’ - The Wine Gang

‘100% Sangiovese from Tuscany. Lots of red cherry fruit and spice. The palate is balanced and fresh and wrapped with more ripe red fruit characters and a hint of coffee on the finish.’ - Decanter Magazine

‘My friend brought me back a bottle of this deeply obscure Tuscan red from holiday; I was overjoyed to find that it is now available here from the excellent website FromVineyardsDirect. This is made from 100 per cent Sangiovese, but streets ahead of any Chianti at this price: full, rich, expressive, with a fine minerality. Lovely.’ - Andrew Neather, Evening Standard