Tenute Lunelli Ziggurat Montefalco Rosso Umbria 750ml
A brilliant ruby red in color; this immediately strikes one with the elegance and complexity of its broad aromas of cherries and cloves, which give way to balm-like tones. The same elegance is to be found on the palate: a wine of splendid balance, which is mouth-filling and remarkably powerful, yet very fresh. It is already extremely enjoyable, but also can be aged a bit.
After three generations of winemaking, the Lunelli family decided to further its passion for producing outstanding wines by adding to the success obtained by its Ferrari Trentodoc. The range was extended to three wineries in three different regions of Italy: Tenuta Margon in Trentino, Tenuta Podernovo in Tuscany and Tenuta Castelbuono in Umbria.The project began in the 1980s, with the creation of still wines in Trentino that capitalized the experience gained through years of growing Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in high hillside vineyards. From the start of the new millennium, the family began paying particular attention to regions with a consolidated reputation for the production of fine red wines. Seduced by the charm of the hills of the Costa Toscana, and in particular by the vineyard filled hill on which the historic Casale Podernovo lies. They began their adventure in Tuscany by acquiring forty hectares in the village of Terricciola.In 2001 it was the ancient and mystical region of Umbria and the powerful and ageworthy Sagrantino wine that captured their attention.The Lunelli family purchased land in Bevagna and Montefalco, partly planted and later built the cellar-sculpture of Carapace. After several decades of commitment, this large-scale project encapsulating agriculture and life, high-quality, and beauty became the Tenute Lunelli brand. A seal chosen to express the typical characteristics of areas that are especially suited for making fine wines: products that interpret their particular terroirs in a profound way and whose distinguishing trait is their elegance and longevity. Comparing themselves to "artisans of time" who wait patiently for their grapes to ripen on the vine and for their wines to mature in the dark depths of the cellar, the Lunelli Estates have chosen to represent their new identity by resorting to the symbolism of the phases of the moon.Time, then, is the lord that governs the lands of the Lunelli Estates and their wines. The ancient Greeks used two different words to define the concept of time: Kronos and Kairos. Kronos signified time as it went by. Kairos, on the other hand, was the propitious or appropriate moment. If Kronos tells us "when" we do something, Kairos suggests to us that "the moment has come to do it". Once sufficient time had passed, therefore, the right time had come for this important project, which entrusts three different estates with producing a unique style: the unmistakable one of the Lunelli family.As artisans of time, with a history of painstaking labour in the vineyards behind them, the Lunelli Estates are now producing elegant, long-lived wines that are able to withstand the test of time.