La Vita Lucente from Luce della Vite Winery, part of the Frescobaldi House in Tuscany. This is the Second Wine from this top producer 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||75% Merlot, and 25% Sangiovese|
|Maturation||12 months ageing in oak barriques before bottling.|
|Bouquet||Rich, intense aromas of black cherry and wild berry, enriched with fascinating notes of pungent spice.|
|Taste||The palate is smooth, with ﬁne-grained tannins and an underlying impression of crisp balsam.|
|Pairs with||Red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
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: Rich, intense aromas of black cherry and wild berry, enriched with fascinating notes of pungent spice.
Taste: The palate is smooth, with ﬁne-grained tannins and an underlying impression of crisp balsam.
Longevity 5-10 years