Luce Brunello di Montalcino, 2015

Luce Brunello di Montalcino, 2015

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From the Winery:

The 2015 vintage at Tenuta Luce will be a year to remember for the great quality and health of the grapes. Weather conditions were characterized by a crisp and rainy spring that provided the grapevines with the right stimuli and to develop significant water reserves in the subsoil, which is key to heat-related stresses to the vinest during the dry and sunny summer months.

Subsequently, the excellent temperature ranges in September contributed to the perfect phenolic ripening of the grapes. The aromatic ripening benefited from the cool days preceding the harvest thus allowing us to obtain healthy, intact grapes with small and sparse bunches, which are ideal for the production of an excellent Brunello Luce 2015.

The wine displays an intense ruby red color with pervasive aromatic notes of ripe black fruits and liquorice, followed by hints of tobacco and truffle. In the mouth, it seduces with its softness and freshness, revealing a refined structure built from velvety tannins. The finish is extraordinarily persistent and elegant.

James Suckling: 100 pts

Amazing aromas of crushed berries, cherries, flowers, black truffles and wet earth, turning to violets and black tea. Extremely aromatic. Full-bodied, deep and profound with fantastically strong tannins that just melt into the wine. Fantastic length and intensity. Truly great. Drinkable, but better in 2024 and onwards.

RP Wine Advocate: 94 pts

This is one of the icon bottles within the greater portfolio of Frescobaldi wines from Tuscany. The Luce della Vite 2015 Brunello di Montalcino Luce moves over the palate with power and determination (with 15.5% alcohol), imparting ripe fruit flavors of blackberry and candied cherry along the way. This wine shows deep dimension and fiber with a solid core of dark fruit. It lightens up on the palate thanks to that bright acidity and the general quality of the primary fruit flavors obtained in this happy vintage. The tannins are neatly woven into the wine's full-bodied density. This estate farms 11 hectares of Sangiovese grapes, and production in this vintage is 30,600 bottles strong.