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Tenuta Luce Brunello di Montalcino
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Tenuta Luce Brunello di Montalcino 2015

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyThe Brunello is a latecomer to the Luce mix of wines but no less important. Luce is in the Montalcino region, so it makes sense to make a Brunello from what is a small, select block of vines inside the 217-acre estate. The grapes come off some of the higher, cooler sites planted to sangiovese over sandstone and limestone. It’s aged a year in mostly old Slavonian oak, only ten percent is new, to protect the terroir and the impressive fruit. 2015 is big and powerful, but I love its balance, diminishing its hefty, 15.5 percent alcohol level. The attack is juicy and inviting with no shortage of rich, dark cherry streaked with a dry, earthy, black tea finish. Long and elegant and persistent and powerful, let this sleep through 2025 and beyond in the bottle.Tasted: 17 November 2020Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 135.99 BCLS AB 149.99 select private retailers ON 149.95 Vintages QC 149.75 SAQ Producer: Tenuta LuceDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: SangioveseCSPC: 203982UPC: 8002366001082