2016 June La Lecciaia

Winery of the Month

La Lecciaia Winery

LaLecciaia-01The current version of Fattoria Lecciaia was created in 1983 when Mauro Pacini bought 38 acres in the prestigious Montalcino region.  In 2000 the winery expanded again with the purchase of property in southwestern Tuscany around Grosseto.  Although the winery is a relative newcomer to the Tuscan wine scene they have garnered a reputation as a quality producer.

They make a Brunello and a Riserva Brunello as well as a Brunello and Riserva from their single vineyard Manapetra.  These four Brunello’s represent a little more than fifty percent of their production.  They also make a Rosso di Montalcino and several sangiovese blends.

La Lecciaia Orvieto Classico

Here we have the two classic grapes of Orvieto with 50% Grechetto and 20% Trebbiano with 30% coming from Malvasia.  This example is fresh and clean with bright acidity and a light body.  The main flavors of peaches and apricots are backed up by light almond nuts.  Regularly $14.99   Sale $10.99

La Lecciaia Rosso di Montalcino

If you have never tried a wine from Montalcino this should be you’re starting point.  Cherry and red berry fruit persist throughout the wine.  There is also a nice spice note in the background.  Regularly $15.99  Sale $11.99

Brunello di Montalcino

La Lecciaia’s Brunello shows all the finesse that you expect from a Brunello.  Medium bodied with red and black cherry flavors alongside some light floral aromas with some light mint on the finish.  Regularly $45.99  Sale $36.99

Brunello di Montalcino Riserva

Here you will still see have cherry and floral flavors but the extra time in oak adds a layer of complexity with some nice vanilla and baking spice.  The wine is a little more dense and tannic than its younger brother and would do with some time to breathe after opening.  Regularly $53.99  Sale $42.99

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