San Filippo Le Lucere Riserva Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015 Red Wine
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San Filippo Le Lucere RISERVA Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2015
Tuscany, Italy99 pts. James Suckling:
"The opulence and decadence is really something here with dried fruit, figs, meat and black truffles on the nose and palate. It’s full-bodied, layered and creamy with intense, round tannins and a finish that lasts for minutes. Best after 2022, but already a joy to taste."
San Filippo, just outside the town of Montalcino, was founded in 1972. Roberto Giannelli bought the property in 2003 and totally renovated both the winery and the vineyards. His efforts paid off - his wines have earned high ratings for many years since. 2015 was a "fairy-tale" vintage in Tuscany. Roberto called it "an incredible, perfect vintage - every grape had exceptional quality." Anyone who loves Brunellos and/or collects fine wines should not pass this one by!
FROM THE WINERY
The colour is ruby red with nuances tending to garnet. The intense, fine and complex perfume develops on notes of Morello cherry enhanced by a background note of spices, mostly cinnamon and cloves. On the palate, the initial tactile phase in which we can appreciate the structure, fullness and roundness, is followed by a persistent finish assured by the dense and silky tannic weft and a harmonious return of the olfactory end-notes.
Selection of the best grapes harvested in mid-October and vinified in stainless steel tanks.
Cold pre-maceration 10°C: 3 days (during which two punchdowns a day are performed in oxygen-free conditions)
Hot maceration at 28/30°C: approx. 10 days (during which punchdowns and pumping- overs in the air are alternated)
Length of alcoholic fermentation: 15/17 days (at controlled temperature)
Malolactic fermentation: in vats of cement
Ageing: in wood (partly barriques, partly barrels) for 34 months. During this period the wine is racked and blended every 4 months
Refinement in the bottle: 16 months