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Tenuta Luce della Vite Luce
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Tenuta Luce della Vite Luce 2015

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyLuce was born of a collaboration of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi Families that came the idea of matching the roundness and softness of Merlot with the elegance and structure of Sangiovese in the revered home of the sangiovese-only Brunello di Montalcino. At 350 to 420 metres the Luce estate is among Montalcino 's highest. The sangiovese likes the heights while the merlot is better placed in the clays at the lowest elevations. Since 2002, Lamberto Frescobaldi has been completely responsible for the Luce project keeping a close, watchful eye on the Super Tuscan red with a worldwide reputation. At 15 percent alcohol the 2015 comes calling in a big way with ripe fruit and power. Uncharacteristically showy right out of the gate, the style is rich and powerful but still with enough acidity to keep it fresh and balanced. Think black cherries, dark plums and a plethora of brown spicing. This is a rich year and a rich wine that should be popular with those who love the richer New World style. At only 35 hectolitres per hectare the yields are low and well controlled. Luce spends two years in hand-split oak barriques of which 85 percent are new.Tasted: 07 December 2018Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 135.00 private wine stores AB 101.00 fine wine shops ON 100.00 Vintages QC 99.00 MB 99.00 Producer: Luce della ViteDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Sangiovese - MerlotCSPC: 706424UPC: 8002366081046