Luce Brunello di Montalcino 2018 Tenuta Luce
Of the 88 hectares of vineyards owned by Luce della Vite, 11 are registered for Brunello di Montalcino.
Sangiovese for Luce Brunello was born here, a tribute to this sublime wine born in Montalcino in the second half of the 19th century. It was the first in Italy to win, in 1980, the recognition of Denominazione d’Origine Controllata e Garantita (Denomination of Controlled and Guaranteed Origin), and today it is one of the most representative of the excellent wines made in Italy.
Luce Brunello di Montalcino thus continues on a path of the highest quality inspired by the uniqueness of its territory of origin and the great wines born here.
LUCE BRUNELLO 2018
The beginning of the year was marked by a mild January and a cold February with abundant precipitation, both snow and rain, which helped rebalance water supplies. During the course of spring, temperatures above the seasonal average were recorded, which coupled with frequent rainfall allowed for rapid shoot development. The prolonged presence of rainfall even during the flowering period that occurred in early June resulted in lower production load per plant. Thereafter, the summer experienced mild weather, without the presence of excessive rainfall or high temperatures. These conditions favored proper cluster development and led to rapid veraison, which occurred in the first week of August. During September, some rains continued to keep the weather mild, allowing the grapes to preserve all their aromatic freshness and reach full phenolic ripeness. The harvest took place on October 2.
Luce Brunello has a deep ruby red color. The nose is complex and fragrant, with notes of ripe red fruit, supported by pleasant sensations of blond tobacco and exotic spices. In the mouth, the wine is harmonious, rich and beautifully structured, with silky tannins that together with freshness give a very long persistence. A sophisticated and powerful wine.
TIME OF HARVEST
SUGAR AT HARVEST
Sangiovese: 258 g/l
TOTAL ACIDITY AT HARVEST
Sangiovese: 6.75 g/l
PH TO COLLECTION
DURATION OF FERMENTATION
MACERATION TIME ON SKINS
URATE OF REFINEMENT
At least 24 months in Slavonian oak barrels