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Castello di Potentino Sacromonte 2011

14.5% abv

Vol- 75cl

Delicately floral, lightly spiced, elegant and ethereal Sangiovese with a complex and fine bouquet. Medium bodied, with well-balanced acidity. Harmonious, elegant and smooth. Fermented and aged for 24 months in 50 Hl barrels of French Oak.

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.

£16.00inclusive of Duty and VAT

Limited stock, only 6 remaining

Nestled in a hidden valley under the imposing shadow of the Monte Amiata, lies a medieval castle. Restored by the Green family in 2000, the castle now operates not only as one of Tuscany’s most unique wineries but also a cultural centre for gastronomy, well-being, music and agrotourism. The collaboration of the Tuscan sun, mixed volcanic soils and cooling influence of the mountain have created a place of magic and calm.

The vineyard at the Castello di Potentino is situated on the slopes of the highest peak in Tuscany, Monte Amiata, an extinct volcano. The estate is located about 30miles from the Montalcino DOCG area, separated by the river Orcia, in the recently created (1998) Montecucco DOC.

The low, sheltered valley provides summertime hot days but cold nights as the cool air comes down from the mountain. The earth is volcanic, geologically very new, mineral rich and the basin-like shape has of the estate vineyard has helped avoid erosion over the millennia. This minerality creates a notably sapid and fine wine, with subtle bouquets and a rich but not heavy body. Vines have gown here since the time of the Etruscans and the location has helped protect from the impact from intensive monoculture. Only wild yeasts are used in the production of the wines and alongside large oak (5hl), minimal fining and filtration and low levels of added sulphur the potential of the estate’s grapes are allowed to shine.

Reference #:
14.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles

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