Gigliola Giannetti is as “Montalcino” as it gets. Born and raised in this southern Tuscany town, her first job was working with the legendary Franco Biondi Santi. After opening a wine shop on the main road in Montalcino she befriended consultant Giulio Gambelli, who would eventually encourage her to start her own winery. Purchasing her first parcel of vines in 1993, she released her first vintage of Brunello di Montalcino in 1997. The winery’s name, Le Potazzine (local dialect for a songbird), comes from the nickname Gigliola’s mother had given her two granddaughters. Immediately recognized by the world’s wine intelligentsia, these wines are heralded for their precise qualities and elegance.
The Parus is made from 100% Sangiovese from the crus of La Prata and La Torre. Fermented with natural yeasts without temperature control, it was aged over 12 months in stainless steel tanks. A pure expression of the grape variety, it shows fine aromas of sour cherry, red currant, red plum, and oregano. Silky tannins and lively acidity make this wine oh so easy to enjoy. A very pretty wine from a top tier winemaker.