Le Lucére Brunello di Montalcino

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REGION: Tuscany

Wine Type: Red

Grape variety: Sangiovese Grosso               

Altitude: 270/310 metres a.s.l.

Type of soil: of Eocene origin, clayey, calcareous with shale and fossil fragments

Exposure: east and north

Planting density: from around 4.650 to 4.800 plants/hectare

Training system: unilateral cordon spur

Grape variety: Sangiovese Grosso

Rootstock: 420 A, 110 R and 775 P

Harvesting period: first ten days of October

Grape yield per hectare: 6 tons per hectare

Vinification: fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperature

Maceration: cold pre-maceration 2 days at 10°C – 10/12 days at 26/28°C

Malolactic fermentation: in vats of cement and stainless steel

Ageing: 24/28 months in barrels and barriques

Refinement in the bottle: 10 monthsThe colour is ruby red with reflexes verging on garnet. The perfume is intense, fine and elegant, with notes of cherries preserved in alcohol, enriched with spices redolent of cinnamon and cloves. On the palate it explodes in all its fineness and elegance thanks to the dense and silky tannins. Excellent body that renders the flavour harmonious and persistent. Excellent nose-mouth correspondence.         

This red is laden with balsamic aromas and flavors of juniper, rosemary and rose, plus black currant and raspberry fruit. There’s an underlying mineral element, along with firm, mature tannins that enhance the overall elegance and finesse. Best from 2024 through 2045. 1,200 cases made, 600 cases imported.

James Suckling | 98 WS

This special selection of fruit from San Filippo is characterized by more intensity and concentration compared to the estate’s classic Brunello. In this vintage, I also discovered a greater level of Sangiovese purity and direction, thanks to tight berry tones, dusty mineral, spice and balsam herb. To the palate, the 2016 Brunello di Montalcino le Lucére delivers succulent fruit and even a touch of sweetness, all powered by tannins, clearly driven by both the oak and the fruit itself. This wine ages in a combination of barrique, tonneau and botte grande for two years. This 14,000-bottle release will hit the market in January 2021.

Robert Parker Wine Advocate | 94+ RP


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