Luce Brunello di Montalcino 2015 (OWC of 3)
Luce means "light of life" in Italian, it was founded by two famous winery in the world, Marchesi de' Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi.
Tenuta Luce winery was established in the early 20th century, with a total area of 88 hectares, only 11 hectares can be included in the Brunello di Montalcino DOCG, which is a small amount of production. The best quality Sangiovese in the manor is carefully selected and aged in oak barrels for 24 months after brewing.
The winery is best known for its Luce brand of wine, a Sangiovese and Merlot blend that debuted in 1993 as one of the region's first Super Tuscan wines.
At the core of Tenuta Luce's philosophy is the idea that wine should be the most natural expression of the lands where it is produced and the grapes from which it is obtained: the result of a perfect balance between grape variety and territory. Each human intervention takes place in a minimal and non-invasive form, with the main objective of protecting this harmony.
Luce Brunello di Montalcino 2015
It is elegant and refi ned, yet remarkably dense, releasing a complex mosaic of sweet violets, blueberry, blackcurrant, and black liquorice, plus pungent impressions of rosemary blossoms, with concluding notes of subtle oak toast that crown this rich aromatic display.
That same elegance is in full evidence on the palate, complemented by impressive depth and a magisterially-crafted structure. Velvety tannins offer perfect support during its progression into a very lengthy finish.
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