(From 2010 Vintage) Luce was the first wine created in Montalcino by blending Sangiovese and Merlot. Combining the roundedness and softness of Merlot with the structure and elegance of Sangiovese might seem a rather obvious idea, and yet it took the insight and collaboration of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi Families to launch this innovative project in the land of the world renown Brunello di Montalcino, a wine made strictly from Sangiovese.
(From 2003 Vintage) Luce 2003 is a lustrous, striking purple-red, almost opaque to the eye. Delicate notes of wild berryfruit, such as blueberry and blackberry, are obvious on the nose, enriched by spicier nuances of ci...
Wine Spectator"Subtle aromas of chocolate, berries and tobacco, with a hint of flowers. Full-bodied and thick, yet refined, with a wonderfully silky texture and a long, succulent, fruity finish. A class red. Best Luce in years. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best after 2004. 10,100 cases made. (JS)"