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Banfi Estate Reds

La Lus Piemonte DOC

La Lus, meaning “the Light” in Piedmontese dialect, refers to the rising sun and the dawn of a new day. From a vine cross of Nebbiolo and Barbera, Piedmont’s two most important grapes, a new variety is born. Albarossa is Italian for ‘red dawn.’

La Lus is the ultimate expression of this new adventure. Banfi is one of only four producers of Albarossa, once again proving itself to be a champion of quality.

Tech Info
Alcohol :14.0% Vol*
Total Acidity :5.7 g/l*
Residual Sugar:3.8 g/l*
*Technical Data May Vary With Vintage
Size(s):750ml 0 80516 51814 5
Pack(s):750ml 6pk
Soil and Origin
Soil:Sandy, clay.
Origin:Monferrato, Southeastern Piedmont, Italy
Tasting Notes
Bouquet:Rose petals, red berries, cherries and hints of oak.
Taste:Velvety, full-bodied and harmonious, with soft tannins.
A long finish with fruity notes.
Food Pairing:This alluring, well-balanced wine.
Pairs well with roasted meats, pastas, savory dishes, and aged cheeses.
A short cold maceraction of the grapes (24 hours) is followed by skin-contact fermentation for a period of 8-10 days at a controlled temperature with the frequent pumping over to enhance and preserve the fruit aromas. In the fi nal phase of fermentation, the temperature is slightly raised in order to facilitate the extraction of pigments from the skins, giving the wine a deeper color. The wine is aged in French oak barriques for 12 months.


92 pts
2020 Banfi La Lus Piemonte DOC
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92 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2020 Banfi La Lus Piemonte DOC

Dark berries, dark chocolate, licorice and bark on the nose. Medium- to full-bodied with powdery tannins and ripe but juicy fruit character. Velvety finish.

Date posted: September 19, 2023
92 pts
2018 La Lus Albarossa
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92 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2018 La Lus Albarossa

Aromas of very ripe, mixed berries with hints of forest floor, chocolate-coated turkish delight and some ash. Full and silky with an intense core of ripe fruit and bright, spicy notes taking hold at the end. Leaves you with fresh salt on your lips. Intriguing and delicious, but this will need a bit of time to meld together better. Best from 2022.

Date posted: January 10, 2022
92 pts
2017 La Lus Albarossa
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92 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2017 La Lus Albarossa

A fruity and softly textured red with plums and light chocolate. Medium body, round tannins and a fruity finish. Delightful to drink now.

Date posted: August 31, 2020
91 pts
2016 La Lus Albarossa
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91 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2016 La Lus Albarossa

Fruity and delicious with crushed berries and hints of chocolate and wet earth. Medium body, light tannins and a fresh finish. Drink now.

Date posted: October 22, 2019
91 pts
2014 La Lus Albarossa
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91 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2014 La Lus Albarossa

Rich and rather fresh at the same time. This is an impressively structured and modern Piemont red for this difficult vintage. A very good balance of black fruits and well-crafted dry tannins on the palate, which are present right through the rather long finish. Drink or hold.

Date posted: July 5, 2018
93 pts
2012 La Lus Albarossa
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93 pts
Banfi Estate Reds 2012 La Lus Albarossa

A rich, velvety red with glorious dark-fruit character of blackberry, blueberry and dark chocolate. Full body. Juicy finish. A juicy, delicoius red from a grape that is a cross between nebbiolo and barbera. Drink now.

Date posted: March 31, 2016