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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.
Grapes: Sangiovese 45%, Merlot 55%
Average yield per hectare: 35 hl / ha
Harvest: Sangiovese-last week of September, beginning of October; Merlot-first week of September
Vinification and ageing: in stainless steel fermentation tanks at a temperature between fermentation temperature <30 ° C for the duration of 12 days. Dulle skins maceration for 4 weeks. Malolactic fermentation in barrels made. Aged for 24 months in oak barrels, 85% new, 15% 2nd step.
Color: dark ruby and concentrated
Bouquet: complex, intense aromas of fresh fruit, such as black currant and raspberry, sweet vanilla in the background.
Taste: freshness of the ingredients combined with fruity flavors, dried flowers and spices smoked. Tannins and long finish mineral and spicy aftertaste.
Acidity: 5.68 g / L