The Pottarello comes from the predominant mix of local grapes at the farm, which is 80% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera, and 10% Colorino. The Sangiovese is particularly selected from a portion of the estate’s vines where the clusters are thinner and have much smaller berries, and lead to a bit more extraction of colour and intensity of flavour for the final wine. The grapes are handpicked and brought to the cellar for a natural fermentation in stainless steel, where follatura (punch-downs) occurs regularly. After primary fermentation completes, the wine is transferred to mostly all used 500L French Tonneau for 12 months where it ages before an unfiltered bottling. Another 9 months of rest in the bottle before release gives the final wine extra time to integrate and come together for a gorgeously structured red. The finished wine showcases lovely fresh berry fruit, touches of spice, a lively dance between acid and tannin, and a long balanced finish for this full-bodied Umbrian red.
- Area: Italy, Umbria
- Grapes: 80% Sangiovese, 10% Malvasia Nera, & 10% Colorino