Brunello

San Filippo Le Lucere Brunello di Montalcino 2013

  • 2013
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2013
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Brunello
Grapes
Sangiovese
Winery
San Filippo
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
  • Collectible
96 AVG
Cellar for up to 9 years. Decant 1 hour before serving.

This masterful Brunello frequently receives scores in the high 90s from top wine critics like James Suckling. The wine begins life in a stunning 2 hectare single vineyard named Le Lucere which is farmed organically and sits at 200 metres above sea level. This spot has a reputation for producing well-structured, powerful Brunellos which will age and develop beautifully in the cellar.

The grapes are typically harvested in October and are crushed right away when they reach the winery. Following fermentation the young wine is transferred to barriques for 24-28 months and the wine is then aged in the bottle for 10 months before it is deemed ready for release. The result is a rich and very complex wine with firm tannins, a generous full body and luscious dark fruit seasoned with hints of leather, spice and bitter herbs.

The San Filippo winery is located to the south of the stunning hilltop town of Montalcino, an area which is known for producing many of the most ageworthy and elegant Brunellos and is home to legendary wineries like Biondi Santi. Founded in 1972, the estate was later purchased by Roberto Giannelli who has worked tirelessly to make San Filippo one of Brunello’s top producers. Today the estate is 22 hectares in size of which 11 hectares are currently under vine with Sangiovese planted as well as international varieties like Merlot and Syrah.
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Description
Cellar for up to 9 years. Decant 1 hour before serving.

This masterful Brunello frequently receives scores in the high 90s from top wine critics like James Suckling. The wine begins life in a stunning 2 hectare single vineyard named Le Lucere which is farmed organically and sits at 200 metres above sea level. This spot has a reputation for producing well-structured, powerful Brunellos which will age and develop beautifully in the cellar.

The grapes are typically harvested in October and are crushed right away when they reach the winery. Following fermentation the young wine is transferred to barriques for 24-28 months and the wine is then aged in the bottle for 10 months before it is deemed ready for release. The result is a rich and very complex wine with firm tannins, a generous full body and luscious dark fruit seasoned with hints of leather, spice and bitter herbs.

The San Filippo winery is located to the south of the stunning hilltop town of Montalcino, an area which is known for producing many of the most ageworthy and elegant Brunellos and is home to legendary wineries like Biondi Santi. Founded in 1972, the estate was later purchased by Roberto Giannelli who has worked tirelessly to make San Filippo one of Brunello’s top producers. Today the estate is 22 hectares in size of which 11 hectares are currently under vine with Sangiovese planted as well as international varieties like Merlot and Syrah.
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