Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Tenuta Luce della Vitetext

Tenuta Luce della Vite 1997

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyTasted for a second time a year after release and '97 Luce is really beginning to blossom. It's a vibrant, gracious, powerful, fifty-fifty blend of sangiovese and merlot from the Montalcino area. Look for a ripe open nose with black cherries/soya/prune and spice mixed with toasted earth and leather. Slender, dense, chiselled styling on the palate. Firm bitter chocolate flavours and tannins encase the finish. Elegant mid-weight red with all the trimmings including the dry Toscana finish. We like the wine despite the price. It needs a minimum three years of ageing.Tasted: 01 March 2000Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
Producer: Tenuta LuceDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Sangiovese - Merlot