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Red Blend, 2015. Luce Della Vite

Red Blend, 2015. Luce Della Vite

Item #: XR7021E
Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Sangiovese, Merlot
Vineyard/Appellation: Toscana I.G.T., Italy
Color: Bright crimson
Nose: Cherry, plum, spice
Palate: Well structured and fruit-forward
Finish: Sustained, with elegant tannins
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Drink now thru 2024

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Luce was the first wine from Montalcino made by blending Sangiovese and Merlot grapes. It was thanks to the collaboration of the Marchesi de' Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi Families that came the idea of matching the roundness and softness of Merlot with the elegance and structure of Sangiovese in the land of Brunello di Montalcino, the worldwide famous Italian wine made strictly from Sangiovese grapes.

Since 2002, Lamberto Frescobaldi is completely responsible for this project. In the land of Brunello di Montalcino he continues to write the history of Luce, a Super Tuscan wine appreciated all around the world. In his work, he continues to unite the tradition of Sangiovese, a typical local grape variety, with the innovation of Merlot, first introduced in Montalcino in the Seventies.

In the 2015 vintage, the wine's complex nose of ripe fruit features dominant cherry and plum aromas introduced by spicy highlights of vanilla and ginger bread that pave the way for softer notes of cinnamon and cloves. To the palate, the wine is genuine and structured. The tannins are present but elegant and not aggressive, providing a broad and dense frame to the wine. The wine is pleasant with a sustained finish dominated by a wonderful crispness.