Luce della Vite is the winery was founded by two people representing the 20 century with in 1995 Robert Mondavi and Vittorio Frescobaldi, unsurpassed passion for wine and wine-making techniques, wine brewing House.
This Super Tuscan style made from Merlot and Sangiovese wine is likened to the American California Opus one (joint venture of Chateau Mouton Rothschild of France Bordeaux and California Robert Mondavi), known as Opus point-to-point has gained popularity around the world.
Corona with the sun shining on the label and 12 surrounding flames.
People who visit the city of Central Italy will be eyes to the altar of the Church of Santo Spirito in Florence, was built on land donated by Frescobaldi family, historic buildings and doors, carved coat of arms of the Sun.
Village of Montalcino located on the beautiful hills of 654 metres above sea level is still retains its attractive appearance from the middle ages. Slopes of this hilly area is covered with bushes of vineyards produce a great wine and olive, is part of it and artistic Val d'Orcia nature, belongs to the cultural Park. Many of holm oak woods of this area and its Latin name is, the origin of the name of Montalcino said.
Luce della Vite is a winemaking region located southwest of Montalcino, in the site area of 192 hectares, 55 hectares planted grapes.
Is part of the vineyards planted in 1977, others were planted in 1997, in the planting density per 1 hectare, and 6,100 books. 350-420 meters in elevation, is the highest elevations in Montalcino.
Often the mixture of crystalline schists at the top of the field, known as galestro, including sandy and limestone soils, prefers good, low-nutrient soil is ideal for Sangiovese varieties. Is soil suitable for Merlot variety, more clay in the bottom of the field.
Characteristics of this region in the Sun's and South-facing vineyard's long, sunny summer and Luce gives amazing grapes that slowly and fully ripened grapes, as well as cohesion and strength. Maintain the complex taste of grape aroma blow wind at night, the temperature drops.
Grapes are manually sorted solemnly, and suffered wounds or lack of maturity, unsuitable for quality grain is removed in the middle.
Crushed grape stalks to remove mosto moved temperature management with stainless steel tank to, then 4 weeks made fermentation and maceration with skins.
Between the order to maximize fruit flavor, sweet and mature tannin to made various hands.
Sharp Malic acid, malolactic fermentation into lactate more soft and smooth during this period begins and ends in France from barrique. Together to produce 'LUCE' are Sangiovese and Merlot after fermentation and maceration, the go is integrated into one.
Usually same amount depending on the year, changing the percentage brewing House and mix these two things, will represent the character of this wine. Wine is refined in France from barrique for 24 months.
During that time, one one repeatedly barrique and checks, will be only be seen evolving from that particularly stood out, eventually chosen as Luce.
Then in the bottle through the ripening period of over a year wine leaves the winery hand would be.
Packaged by hand under the close attention, one at a time and placed in wooden boxes.
Some stores as part of a historic collection Winery.
It is this Luce varietal of Merlot and Sangiovese species incorporating for the first time in the Montalcino area.
Was not a part it's really reasonable idea as, while bringing together the firm softness of Merlot seeds and mellow and the Sangiovese species body-elegance. In the world-exclusively were worth the quality of Sangiovese Brunello di Montalcino Brunello di Montalcino area, Marchesi de ' was first demonstrated by the collaboration of the House Robert Mondavi of Robert Mondavi and Frescobaldi Marchese di Frescobaldi innovative one "work" can be said of this wine is.
Keeping 'Luce' fusion of Merlot Sangiovese species Lamberto Frescobaldi Lambert Frescobaldi entrusted responsibility since 2002, comes from this area, traditional varieties and Montalcino was introduced in 1976, has made history.
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Say that the quality of the grapes at harvest time was extremely comprehensive, will be in 2009.
Maintains that climate change leads to good condition, fully ripe grapes during the harvest but good balance of acid and the complexity of aromas were transported to the Cantina.
Luce2009 with a dense ruby colour. In the enchanting aromas show the expanse of deep layer, Blueberry, cherry and prune fruit continued on, adds scents of spices, such as green pepper and nutmeg and licorice and star anise. Nestled in the fresh scent of mint and fresh almonds, sweet end milk chocolate and Levan, at the Cedar aroma. Flavor is supported on rounder, feel the strength of the minerals firm, dense, smooth tannins, alcohol. It is long-lasting afterglow harmonious taste.
Lucente is the second wine of Luce.
From same Luce "contemporary" a selection of picked grapes to make wine in mind, one more thing.
This wine expresses a unique terroir.
And aged 12 months Barrick in the vineyards of Montalcino, and still includes bottled on site.
And say that this time of historical great 1997 vintage!
This Lucent Luce charm, great vintage chance to taste at a reasonable price, is now should buy just 1 book!
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|Wine name （ original.||Lucent
|Country of origin and region||Italy Tuscany|
|Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée (AOC)||IGT Tuscany|
|Grape varieties||Sangiovese 85%, Merlot 15%|
|Content amount||750 ml|
|Please note that||After opening on a chilled early drink.|
|How to save||Chilled below 18 ° c|
|Production of information||Cultivation area of 55 ha
Average yield 30hl/ha
Planting density 6100 HA co., Ltd.
Barrel aged 24 months （ France produced new barrique ）
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