Original
61 Ratings
Luce della Vite 'Luce' Toscana IGT
$104.99 USD
Buy Now

Wine Details

Region

Italy

Wine Description

(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.

Winemaker's Notes

A deep but luminous purple-red introduces 2006 Lucente. Measured elegance marks the nose, which first releases subtle notes of vanilla that slowly yield to ripe, dark fruit, particularly dried plum a...

Expert Reviews
Read all 3 expert reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1999 Vintage) "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)"
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (From 2003 Vintage) I was very impressed with this Italian wine that stood out at a recent trade tasting that I attended. This very dark red wine opens with a traditional earthy, musty, black cherry like bouquet. On t...
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/15/2012