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2013 Luce Toscana Della Vita RossoBlend from Italy

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"Luce was the first wine created in Montalcino by blending Sangiovese and Merlot. Combining the roundedness and softness of Merlot with the structure and elegance of Sangiovese...

  • 97 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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" The beauty and polish to this are very impressive on the nose and the palate. Blackberry, blueberry and sandalwood character. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and an elegant finish. So crafted and fine. Drink in 2020. "

Product Description:

"Luce was the first wine created in Montalcino by blending Sangiovese and Merlot. Combining the roundedness and softness of Merlot with the structure and elegance of Sangiovese might seem a rather obvious idea, and yet it took the insight and collaboration of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi Families to launch this innovative project in the land of the world renown Brunello di Montalcino, a wine made strictly from Sangiovese.

In 2002 the responsibility passed entirely to Lamberto Frescobaldi, who continues to this day to write the history of Luce in the land of the world renown Brunello di Montalcino, joining the tradition of Sangiovese, so historic to this area, with the innovation represented by Merlot, introduced into Montalcino only in 1976." -Winery

Product Detail

Item # 101424
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

97 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese, Merlot
Size 750 mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry, raspberry, currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast and tar
Nose asparagus, green pepper, red fruit, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather