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Tenuta Luce La Vite Lucente

Tenuta Luce La Vite Lucente 2017

Tuscany, ItalyLucente is termed a second wine, but this blend of merlot and sangiovese is much more than that. It begins with a stainless steel ferment before spending 24 months of ageing in a mix of aged barrels, including a portion of new oak. 2017 was a perfect year, from a fresh, crisp spring to a dry summer, with only a little helping rain before harvest to freshen the fruit. The nose is fragrant with notes of wild strawberries, black raspberries, and spice that tumble onto its toasty, silky, umami-laden red fruit palate. There is a slight tug of tannin, but you can easily enjoy this now with steak or chicken. Hold or drink. Love the balance. On sale for $35.99

VIDEO: Interview with the winemaker and tour of the estate.
Tasted: 24 November 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 35.99 BCLS AB 31.00 private wine stores ON 33.95 LCBO QC 34.95 SAQ QC 75.00 1500 SAQ ON 90.00 1500 The Beer Guy NF 42.00 Producer: Tenuta LuceDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Sangiovese - MerlotCSPC: 519421UPC: 8002366000931