Tenuta Luce della Vite Lucente

Tenuta Luce della Vite Lucente

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Tenuta Luce della Vite Lucente

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 Merlot was harvested the third week of September and the Sangiovese and Cabernet between the third week of September and the first week of October. Fermentation took place in temperature-controlled stainless steel at 28C for 12 days. Full malolactic fermentation was carried out. and the blended wine was aged in barriques: 55% new French oak, 5% new American oak, 40 %.

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
Produced from Sangiovese Merlot and Cabernet grapes together with 15 months maturation in French oak has resulted in a lovely, complex and intense wine with supple tannins. Sweet ripe fruit with complementing vanilla oak made in an international style.

Everyday Serving Suggestion
Vegan ratatouille and vegan curry. 

Awards
Wine Spectator - 91 points

Country / Region / Appellation
IT / Tuscany / Toscana IGT

VegetarianVegan

Winemaker
Nicolo D'Afflitto

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