LUCENTE 2007 (6L) - The 2007 harvest was immediately distinguished as excellent, the natural culmination of an exceptional growing season. During the winter months the vineyards in Montalcino benefited from abundant rains, allowing the vineyards to build up reserves that ensured an excellent and promising harvest. The spring months were mild, with sparse rains and little heat
stress. Consequently the maturation of the grapes was gradual in ideal climatic conditions, with hot and sunny days and cool nights, resulting in sound, healthy fruit.
A strikingly luminous purple-red greets the eye, with shimmering ruby highlights. The nose is just as impressive, presenting a broad range of elegant aromatic impressions. Smooth, ripe scents of dried plum and blackberry preserves are easily noted, along with more pungent roasted espresso bean and baker’s chocolate, and subtle notes of green pepper. The palate is notable for its warmth and roundedness, displaying smooth, glossy tannins, and a well-balanced acidity offers delicious support to a sturdy, firm structure. Intriguing notes of salty mineral on the finish conclude this finely-balanced, harmonious wine.