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'Piropo' Castello di Potentino, IGT Toscana 2017

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This is delicious and complex wine made by Charlotte Horton of Castello di Potentino, entirely from Pinot Noir. A very serious, oak aged wine which has a long life ahead of it and gives excellent value for money. The land lies in a sheltered valley used since Etruscan times for the production of wine, it benefits from volcanic terroir and a micro-climate which produces this brilliant depth to the Pinot Noir. Piropo is the gemstone pyrope, a rare type of garnet which has a purple tonality and was used as a poetic metaphor for wine from Tuscany by Renaissance writers. A top FVD recommendation.

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 (0)
An enticing nose of blackcurrants, cherries and stewed fruits; then delicate flavours of green peppers, spice and a wisp of mint leaf on a palate finishing long and clean. Here’s an incredibly versatile Tuscan Pinot to pair with meat sauces pasta dishes, veal, pork, marinated and grilled white meats and wild fowl.
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In a nutshell
Region: Tuscany Country: Italy Grape: Pinot Noir Unit: Bottle (75cl) ABV: 14.5% Drink: Now - 2030 SKU: 3317F031
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