Luce, Brunello di Montalcino, DOCG, 2012
To the palate, the wine distinguishes itself for balance and freshness, persisting aromas, and refi ned and silky tannins that bestow great structure free from any sharpnessLuce, Brunello di Montalcino, DOCG, 2012
To the palate, the wine distinguishes itself for balance and freshness, persisting aromas, and refi ned and silky tannins that bestow great structure free from any sharpness
The 2012 grape harvest ended on September 30. Spring was noteworthy for its plentiful rain showers that allowed the soil to soak up beneficial water reserves. The soil and foliage management together with the usage of enriching green manures protected the vineyards from the excessive stress caused by water scarcity during the summer.
A succession of dry weather days and significant day-night temperature excursions ensured a great balance and concentration of aromas and polyphenols in the grapes. In September, the weather conditions proved ideal for a complete and excellent ripening of the grapes.
Grape Blend: 100% Sangiovese
Luce Brunello 2012 is an intense ruby red wine that presents a complex bouquet of red fruit, tobacco and chocolate aromas. In the mouth, the wine is well-rounded, full and generous. The tannins are silky and balanced by a vibrant acidity and a very long finish.
It goes ideally well with game, pork, chicken, roast and grilled meat and medium mature cheeses
James Suckling 97, Wine Enthusiast 93, Wine Spectator 93