2011 Luce La Vite Lucente
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • JS 93
  • WS 90

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Reg: $25.94

$17.94

This product is
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JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, December 2013
The aromas in this young red show wild, dark fruits of blueberries plus mushroom and fresh herbs. Full body, chewy tannins and loads of plummy character. Second wine of Luce. Always delicious. Drink or hold.
WS 90
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2014
Ripe and somewhat exotic, offering boysenberry, candied cherry and floral flavors singed by chocolate, coffee and tar notes. The fruit carries the day, trumping the burly tannins and layer of new oak. For fans of the... Ripe and somewhat exotic, offering boysenberry, candied cherry and floral flavors singed by chocolate, coffee and tar notes. The fruit carries the day, trumping the burly tannins and layer of new oak. For fans of the style. Merlot and Sangiovese. Best from 2017 through 2028. – BS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Vintage 2011

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.