Luce Della Vite Brunello di Montalcino 2012 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Luce Della Vite Brunello di Montalcino 2012

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Luce Della Vite Brunello di Montalcino 2012 750ml


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The sun shining on Tenuta Luce is much more than a simple logo on the bottle. It tells the story of a special ancient land. The Land of Montalcino. And of the ambitions of its people.  Every day the stewards of Luce take care of this tenuta, an authentic and lively environment, so as to create and look after some of the world’s most beloved wines from Tuscany. Of the 88 hectares of vineyards owned by Luce della Vite, eleven are registered in the Albo del Brunello di Montalcino.  This is where the Sangiovese for Luce Brunello is born. This wine is their tribute to the history of wine known as Montalcino, born in the second half of the 19th Century. It was the first wine in Italy to achieve, in 1980, the Denominazione d’Origine Controllata e Garantita. Today it is one of the emblems of fine wines made in Italy. The Luce Brunello 2012 is an intense ruby red wine with a complex bouquet of red fruit, tobacco and chocolate aromas. In the mouth, the wine is well-rounded, full and generous. The tannins are silky and balanced by a vibrant acidity and a very long finish. Aged for 2 years in Slavonian oak barriques: 90% used once and 10% new. 

Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Tuscany, Brunello di Montalcino
Brand Luce Della Vite
Alcohol/vol 14.85%
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Wine SpectatorShows fine balance between the fresh cherry and berry fruit, with savory, wild herb and spice notes and a solid backbone of acidity. The tannins build on the finish, leaving a dusty, mouthcoating sensation. Best from 2021 through 2035. 266 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, June 15, 2017
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Wine AdvocateLuce della Vita is a second important brand owned by the Frescobaldi family in Montalcino. Their other historic estate is the Tenuta Castelgiocondo with a beautiful villa overlooking the vineyards. The Luce brand does extremely well in foreign markets thanks to its elegant marketing and packaging. The Luce della Vite 2012 Brunello di Montalcino sees an annual production of approximately 25,000 bottles. The wine is styled with contemporary flair. The color is richly saturated and inky dark with bright ruby highlights. The color is very attractive. Bold cherry and blackberry emerge from the bouquet, and there's a generous amount of oak spice and toast to speak to an international palate. Integrated oak tannins are folded within the wine's rich and fruity consistency.

Monica Larner, February 28, 2017
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Wine EnthusiastAromas of spiced plum, pipe tobacco, French oak and a whiff of pressed purple flower slowly take shape on this firmly structured red. The palate is youthfully austere, offering dried black cherry, pomegranate, green tea and clove framed in fresh acidity and bracing fine-grained tannins that give the finish a tight grip. An espresso note wraps up the close.

Kerin O'Keefe, May 1, 2017