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Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion
Vignobles Lassagne
France - Bordeaux - Lussac Saint Emilion

Luccianus is the name of Gallo-Roman origin designating the town of Lussac and its vineyard dating from the 4th century. This 100% Cabernet Franc is produced from the estate oldest vines of 100 years of age and is a return to ancestral aging techniques. The amphora aging gives out a very expressive wine with a superb aromatic radiance and very silky tannins all without a woody note.

The wine shows a beautiful deep purple color. The nose is complex and rich with intense notes of fruits and spices. The palate is round and powerful with silky tannins.

Specifications
Appellation
Lussac Saint Emilion
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
100% Cabernet Franc
Age of vines
100 years old
Agricultural Practices
Sustainable
Soil type
Clay, limestone, white clay and hardpan (iron dross)
Vinification
Traditional fermentation. Malolactic fermentation in amphora. Aging for 12 months in Amphora.
Production
166 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2020 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 93 PTS - WE

2020 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 93 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 93 pts



- Wine Enthusiast (December 2022), 93 pts 

2020 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 92-93 PTS - JS

2020 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 92-93 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Medium-bodied with aromas of blackberry, walnut husk and concrete. Firm, fine-grained tannins and a silky, juicy texture. Firm, mineral finish with finesse. 100% cabernet franc. Amphora."

- James Suckling (June 2021), 92-93 pts 

2020 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 91 PTS - Decanter

2020 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 91 PTS - Decanter

decanter logo 250"A 100% Cabernet Franc wine aged entirely in amphora, interesting and worth looking for. Falls on the extremely austere side right now but has a ton of white pepper spice, a slate-filled tannic hold and raspberry/redcurrant fruits. I am interested to see how it ages, not the easiest to approach right now. Drinking Window 2022 - 2028"

- Decanter (May 2021), 91 pts 

2019 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 93 PTS - JS

2019 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 93 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Plums, berries and orange peel on the nose. It’s full-bodied and round-tannined with a lovely, juicy texture and a flavorful finish. Delicious and attractive. Made in amphora. Can age, but will intrigue now. Drink or hold."

- James Suckling (March 2021), 93 pts 

2019 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 92 PTS - Cellar Selection - WE

2019 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 92 PTS - Cellar Selection - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts

 "Matured in amphora, this wine is ripe, smooth and spicy. A smoky element is enhanced by concentrated black fruits from 100-year-old vines. Drink this powerful wine from 2024. Suitable for vegans. - Roger VOSS"

 - Wine Enthusiast (February/March 2022), 92 pts

2018 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 93 PTS - WE

2018 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 93 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 93 pts

 "Centenarian vine Cabernet Franc aged for a year in an amphora has yielded a well-structured wine. Dense tannins are no impediment to the wine's black fruits and spicy, open character. Rich and concentrated, the wine will age and be best from 2024. - ROGER VOSS"

- Wine Enthusiast (May 2021), 93 pts

2018 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 93 PTS - JS

2018 Luccianus Amphore Lussac Saint Emilion - 93 PTS - JS

james suckling hq logo plain"Plums, berries and orange peel on the nose. It’s full-bodied and round-tannined with a lovely, juicy texture and a flavorful finish. Delicious and attractive. Made in amphora. Can age, but will intrigue now. Drink or hold."

- James Suckling (February 2021), 93 pts 

Producer Information: Vignobles Lassagne

Vignobles Lassagne is owned by Nicolas Lassagne and his wife Sabrina. It encompasses three properties, beginning with Chateau des Arnauds, which was founded 1952 by Paul Lassagne, Nicolas' grandfather. He ...
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