La Vita Lucente from Luce della Vite Winery, part of the Frescobaldi House in Tuscany. This is the Second-Wine from this famous winery in Montalcino - a wine with a contemporary flair, reflective of its distinctive terroir.
James Suckling 92/100
Wine Spectator 90/100
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|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||Sangiovese and Merlot|
|Maturation||12 months ageing in oak barriques before bottling.|
|Pairs with||Red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
|Alcohol||14,5 % vol.|
The grapes for the Lucente were handpicked and sorted followed by fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks for 12 days. After the fermentation the maceration on the skins lasted for 22 days which was followed by the malolactic fermentation. The wine was then transferred to oak barriques for further ageing for 12 months before bottling. Overall, this wine is complex, forceful, and elegant.
Bouquet: Intense fruity hints of blackberry, plum and currant, enriched by toasted and vanilla nuances.
Taste: It is full-body and enveloping, soft and elegant, with a persistent finish that displays a pleasantly sweet and fruity aftertaste.
Longevity 10-20 years