Tenuta Luce della Vite Luce

Tenuta Luce della Vite Luce

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Tenuta Luce della Vite Luce

Located in the viticultural zone of Montalcino, southwest of this medieval town, the Luce della Vite estate comprises 192 hectares, with approximately 55 under vine. Originally a joint venture between Vittorio Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi, today the wine estate is part of the Tenute di Toscana holding company, which in turn is controlled by Marchesi de Frescobaldi. Lamberto Frescobaldi now has the responsibility of shaping the future of the wine project originally undertaken by the founders.

Vinification
The Sangiovese was harvested in the first week of October, and the Merlot in the first week of September. Both were fermented separately in temperature-controlled stainless steel.

Viticulture
Most of the vineyards were planted in 1977 with 3,500 vines per hectare, while new plantings were added in 1997 and 1999, with a higher density of 6,170. Sustainable agriculture practices to promote the health of the vines.

Tasting Note
50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot produce enticing aromas of raspberries and blackcurrants layered with hints of vanilla and cloves. Vibrant flavours weave into a long, warm finish.

Everyday Serving Suggestion
Roast/grilled vegetables, vegan stir fry and vegan rice dishes. 

Awards
Wine Spectator - 94 points -

Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Tuscany / Toscana IGT

VegetarianVegan

Winemaker
Nicolo D'Afflitto

Additional Resources:
http://www.lucedellavite.com