Le Potazzine was established in 1993 by Giuseppe and Gigliola Gorelli, the year their daughter Viola was born. The estate’s vineyards extend for a mere 12.5 acres, all registered for the production of Brunello, so only Sangiovese is grown at Le Potazzine. Approximately 8.5 acres of vines are close to the newly built cellars and homestead and the rest lie nearby in the area of Sant’Angelo in Colle.
The area around Le Potazzine is high and breezy, so that there is little disease to contend with. Consequently, sustainable agricultural practices are pursued, which shows in the estate’s pure tasting, unfiltered wines. The vineyards are worked entirely by hand, and the harvest is completely manual, too. Giuseppe believes in traditional and natural vinification, which means long fermentation and maceration times on the skins (approximately one month) with indigenous yeasts and without temperature control.