Wine critic James Suckling has released the names of his top five wines tasted in 2019. After traveling the world and tasting more than 25,000 wines with his son, Jack, and Senior Editor Nick Stock, the trio proclaimed that Italy’s famous Brunello di Montalcino was the leading region of fine wine releases this year. In February, the region’s 2015 vintage will be released with an astounding 11 perfect 100-point wines. Five of these wines, including Luce Brunello di Montalcino, are currently in the running for the grand title of JamesSuckling.com Wine of the Year. Included in this monumental announcement is a video interview with the winemaker and owners of Tenuta Luce estate.
To watch this interview and read the tasting note for this legendary vintage, read the full article HERE.
Luce Brunello is the winery’s tribute to Montalcino and the wine that emerged there in the second half of the 19th century to become one of Italy’s crowning jewels in wine production. It is produced in a very small quantity to showcase the unique character of a pure Sangiovese from the Luce estate vineyards and pay tribute to the winemaking tradition of Montalcino.
Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Today, Luce goes so much further than was originally envisioned when started as a project over 20 years ago. The estate now has some of the most exceptional vineyards in Montalcino and, as of 2018, a state of the art winery to nurture every step of the winemaking process. The original vision, however, remains the same: to produce a bold and ambitious Super Tuscan that reflects the culture of Montalcino.