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'Sacromonte' Rosso, Castello di Potentino, Tuscany 2016

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Potentino is a magical place, and with vineyards surrounding a magnificent 14th-century fort (pictured above), it is in my view the most beautiful estate in all Tuscany.

Potentino's organic wines, made in small batches by hand, are equally magical my favourite is their Sacromonte Rosso 2016 which we have recently shipped. It is 100% sangiovese, with 5+years of bottle age. Deliciously mature, with soft flavours of cherries and ripe red fruit, it also shows a hint of spice and lovely, underlying minerality. An utterly gorgeous wine - I am already well into my second case!

I know all their wines well having stayed their several times, including for the wedding of my youngest son who was married at Potentino (In fact, if ever youre in Tuscany, you can and should visit, have lunch and/or stay at Potentino I cannot more strongly recommend it.)
- Esme Johnstone

About Castello di Potentino:
The setting couldn’t be more idyllic, where four, rolling hectares of vineyard surround the 14th-century Castello di Potentino and on a site dating as far back as the mid-11th century. For some, it’s the most beautiful wine estate in all Tuscany. Here, very near to the Brunello di Montalcino denominazione, English proprietors Charlotte Horton and Alexander Greene have been making wine organically since having begun their renovation of the building in 2000.

Owing to the area’s unique micro-climate and mixed volcanic soils, the Greenes are able to grow three of the most site-sensitive varietals together in one small vineyard: Sangiovese, Pinot Noir and Alicante. Their delicious, handmade wines undergo minimum intervention, whereby varietals express their essence – here, ever so seductively. 

How does the wine taste? Customer Reviews (2)
Organically farmed Sacromonte Rosso 2016 is 100% Sangiovese, with 5+ years of bottle age. Mature, complex, with soft flavours of cherries and ripe red fruit, also showing a hint of spice and an intriguing, underlying minerality. Gorgeous.

A luscious full bodied Sangiovese at an amazingly reasonable price. Really recommended.

Michael - September 2021
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I have enjoyed this wine.

Charles - September 2021
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"The 2013 Castello di Potentino Sacromonte is a beautifully mature Sangiovese from the sacred mountain of Monte Amiata in southern Tuscany. Organic, biodynamic and fabulously moreish, its cherry-ripe, soft, mellow and spicy and deeply alluring."
Jonathan Ray, The Spectator Magazine Previous vintage
In a nutshell
Region: Tuscany Country: Italy Grape: Sangiovese Unit: Bottle (75cl) ABV: 14.5% Suitability: Vegan Drink: Now-2026 SKU: 3316F061
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