Tenuta Luce Brunello di Montalcino 2018

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol Percentage: 15%

Climate: In the spring, rains were abundant and well distributed, which supported an earlier budding phase that began at the beginning of April. A hot summer followed, which was, however, free of excessive daytime temperatures and was characterised by beneficial rain showers throughout the month of August, helping the plants to avoid water-related stress. September was very sunny with a noteworthy range in temperature variation that facilitated a rich concentration of aromas and polyphenols within the grapes.
Terroir: Of the 88 hectares of vineyards owned by Luce della Vite, 11 are registered in the “Albo del Brunello di Montalcino.” This is where the Sangiovese for Luce Brunello is born
Ageing: Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats. 4 weeks maceration on the skins. Aged for 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels

Color: Ruby red
Nose: Elegance and complexity with aromas of cherry liqueur, violet and tertiary notes of tobacco, black olives and undergrowth
Palate: Compact and creamy on the palate, supported by bright acidity with well-defined and rounded tannins that give the wine a persistent finish

About the Winery:
When Vittorio Frescobaldi met Robert Mondavi in the early 90s, a new chapter in the history of the great Tuscan wines was written. From that meeting, a wine came to life inspired by the desire to make a dream come true: to create a wine in Montalcino, a land of choice for the production of excellent wines, that went beyond the boundaries of tradition, while acknowledging and celebrating it, by treasuring the experiences of two historic families in the world of wine.

This ambitious project took the name of Tenuta Luce, a name that evokes the sunlight of Montalcino, which is the source of life and nourishment, and marks the passage of the seasons and sets the pace for any and every agricultural activity. Since then, Tenuta Luce has always honoured this vision and the symbolic wine of the Tenuta, Luce, has been joined by other exclusive wines, capable of going beyond the boundaries of their territory and earning unanimous approval nationally and internationally.

In 2005, Lamberto Frescobaldi, Vittorio’s son, inherited the direction of the Tenuta Luce project. Today, he is responsible for all production guidelines, from the vineyard to the creation of the blends of each vintage. His work, driven by a deep respect for the land and its people, results in transforming the fruits of the grapevines into fine wines, which reflect the beauty of the land where they are born.