'The Winemaker's Release', Castello di Potentino 2014
The Winemaker's showtime wine has just been released by Potentino, it is made in tiny quantities and is an extremely special parcel of wine. This Tuscan superstar is specially aged in barrel in the Potentino Cellars until Charlotte, the Winemaker, decides it has reached the right moment of evolution and is ready for proper aging in bottle. The wine is a celebration of the mysterious processes that occur within the bottle after the barrel. This is a cut above the other brilliant wines of Potentino. Stock is very limited and if you are a fan of Tuscan wine, this is a must.
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.