Le Ragnaie Brunello di Montalcino “Lume Spento” 2017
About Le Ragnaie
Le Ragnaie is known for its elegant, terroir-driven wines that stand out in this Tuscan powerhouse category. The owner and winemaker, Riccardo Campinoti, acquired ...New York, New Jersey, California, Illinois
This high elevation Sangiovese is elegant and complex, with bright red fruit and dark cherries punctuated by floral notes of dried flowers, spice and earth. On the pallet, the wine is a full-bodied, elegant, and pure expression of Sangiovese with a long finish.
Wine Spectator"Cherry, strawberry, floral and juniper flavors are quickly encased in a cloak of dense, lively tannins in this red. Though solid and gripping, the lasting impression is not overly astringent. Has length too. Best from 2025."
Wine Advocate"The Le Ragnaie 2017 Brunello di Montalcino Passo del Lume Spento (with 3,020 bottles made) sees its fruit sourced from one of the highest places in the appellation, or the "pass of the extinguished lantern," as the wine's name translates into English. It is part of a broader trend that Montalcino vintners seem to be looking for cooler, high-altitude growing sites for Sangiovese. This wine demonstrates without a doubt that elevation is key in obtaining elegance in the warm years. This Brunello is particularly bright, punchy and energetic. It is one of the stars of this report."