The 2009 vintage was excellent, and though it saw a reduction in quantity of 5%, the quality of grapes was exceptional. During the autumn months, favorable climatic conditions allowed the vineyards to accumulate reserves in the mineral elements needed to guarantee a very promising harvest. The spring months were mild, with low rainfall, little heat stress. Consequently, the maturation of Sangiovese grapes occurred gradually, in ideal weather conditions. The warm, sunny days and cool nights resulted in a perfect ripening cycle that will ensure that Luce Brunello 2009 perfectly expresses its noble characteristics.