2011 Luce di Luce della Vite a top red wine from the famous Frescobaldi House in Toscana. An elegant wine that combines the roundedness and softness of the Merlot grape with the structure and elegance of the Sangiovese grape.
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|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||Merlot 55% and Sangiovese 45%|
|Pairs with||Red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
The grapes for the Luce 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 4 weeks. The wine was transferred to oak barriques for the malolactic fermentation and further ageing for 24 months before bottling.
Colour: A deep, concentrated ruby red.
Bouquet: The nose boasts an impressive complex of aromas, opening immediately with intense notes of fresh berry fruit, particularly blackcurrant and raspberry, followed by a hint of smooth vanilla hovering in the background.
Taste: The palate offers an ultra-appealing crispness complementing its ﬂavours of ripe fruit, dried ﬂowers, and spices edged in smoke. Dense-packed, velvet-textured tannins contribute to an impressive structure that gives the wine its solid backbone. A near-endless ﬁnish provides a seductive vein of tangy mineral and spice, completing a wine that showcases a marriage of crispness and power.
Longevity 5-10 years