Luce Della Vite 2018 (6x75cl)

Luce Della Vite 2018 (6x75cl)

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The very first Montalcino Super Tuscan was created as blend of Merlot and Sangiovese, therefore it can never be Brunello. A more or less equally split between the two, Merlot vines are found at some 350 meters altitude on clay-heavy soils, whilst the Sangiovese tower above at 420 meters. The sunlight here is intense and unrelenting, as one would expect from an estate named Luce (light in Italian), yet the mountain breezes ensure temperatures drop significantly at night. This is exquisite terroir that plays the balance of extremes to perfection each and every vintage under the watchful eye of the Frescobaldi family.

 

It is often the case that a Super Tuscan's reason for being is to achieve iconic status. Tenuta Luce has undoubtedly done this ten times over with the greatest, and first, Super Tuscan of Montalcino in Luce Della Vite. A wine of power, richness and intensity, it retains its remarkable freshness, acidity and structure worthy of Il Duomo due to the Sangiovese.

 

Luce Della Vite 2018 is one of the greatest vintages for the estate in its history. An outstanding 97-98 points from James Suckling, this wine matches the excellence of Sassicaia and Ornellaia but is available at a fraction of the cost.

97-98 James Suckling  
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  • Year 2018
  • Colour Red
  • Country Italy
  • Region Tuscany
  • Sub Region Toscana
  • Designation
  • Classification
  • Pack Size 6x75cl
  • ABV 15°
  • LWIN 121415620180600750
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97-98 James Suckling  
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About Tenuta Luce

Tenuta Luce is a Montalcino collaboration between Robert Mondavi and Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi - two of the biggest names in the US and Italian wine, respectively. Tenuta Luce can consider itself related through its founders to Opus One, Ornellaia, Masseto and, of course, its elder brother and Brunello neighbour CastelGiacondo. The pedigree of this wine was apparent 30 years ago. Since 2005, Lamberto Frescobaldi (the Frescobaldi family) has been the sole proprietors of Tenuta Luce. Tenuta Luce is created to express the fabulously varied and beautiful terroirs of Tuscany.


Tenuta Luce's Wines

Luce Della Vite is the finest wine produced by this remarkable estate, which saw its first vintage released in 1993, Luce was the first wine in Montalcino made by blending the roundness and softness of Merlot, from Montalcino vineyard plots planted in the 1970s, with the elegance and structure of Sangiovese.

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