2007 Luce Luce
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WS 95
  • WA 91

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WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2010
Currant and toasty oak character defines this dense and powerful red. Full and chewy. Structured and impressive. Very New World. Best after 2012. -JS
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 2010
The 2007 Luce della Vite is an attractive mid-weight offering bursting with dark red fruit flowers and spices. Some rough edges remain but they should soften as the tannins melt away in the bottle. This is a firmer... The 2007 Luce della Vite is an attractive mid-weight offering bursting with dark red fruit flowers and spices. Some rough edges remain but they should soften as the tannins melt away in the bottle. This is a firmer fresher wine than La Vite Lucente and offers plenty of drive and focus. Licorice tar and smoke linger on the finish. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2017. -Antonio Galloni
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2007

Label

Combining the roundedness and softness of Merlot with the structure and elegance of Sangiovese might seem a rather obvious idea. Yet it took the insight and collaboration of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi families to launch the innovative Luce project in the land of the world-renowned Brunello di Montalcino, an area where the wines are made strictly from Sangiovese.

Fermentation and a four-week maceration take place in stainless steel. Malolactic fermentation and 24 months of maturation are carried out in oak barrels, 85% of which are new.

Winery

Luce

Luce is the result of a project launched in the early 1990s by two leaders in the history of wine, Vittorio Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi. Their goal was to unite their traditions to offer the world a truly exceptional, utterly different wine, grown in the heart of Montalcino.

Their sons, Lamberto and Tim, at that time both young winemakers, were the ones who brought reality to their fathers’ vision by blending Sangiovese and Merlot.

Located southwest of Montalcino, Tenuta Luce della Vite comprises 192 hectares, 77 dedicated to vines. Some of the vineyards date back to 1977, but the majority was planted at the beginning of 1997 with an average density of 6,100 vines per hectare. The higher sections of the estate display galestro-rich, well-drained soils with little organic matter, ideal conditions for growing Sangiovese while, in the lower areas, the soil exhibits more clay and sand in which Merlot flourishes.

The long, dry, sun-filled summers characteristic of this area, plus the vineyards’ south-facing exposure, guarantee the grapes a gradual and consistent ripening which, in turn, yields wines of superb concentration and vigor.