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Tenuta Luce della Vite 2016

Montalcino, Siena, Tuscany, ItalyAt 350 to 420 metres, the Luce estate is among Montalcino's highest. Sangiovese likes the heights, while the merlot grows in the clays of the lowest elevations. Since 2002, Lamberto Frescobaldi has been entirely responsible for the Luce project, keeping a close, watchful eye on this Super Tuscan with a worldwide reputation. In 2016, Luce was a potent mix of black raspberry and black cherry flecked with cedar and spice. At this point, it's tight and a little peppery, but there is a sense of elegance that will poke through over the next ten years as it settles into its long run in the bottle. A solid effort in a solid year. Luce spends two years in hand-split oak barriques, of which 85 percent are new. This was born a collaboration of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi families, with 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.Tasted: 24 November 2019Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$147.98750mlprivate wine stores
AB$111.00750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Tenuta LuceDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Blend: Sangiovese - MerlotCSPC: 706424UPC: 8002366081046