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.
When poured in a glass, Luce 2013 immediately manifests its extraordinary richness with an intense and impenetrable colour coupled with an elegant and complex bouquet. To the nose, aromas are vibrant and vary from red berries, such as cherries and raspberries, to spiced notes enriched by delicate fl oral undertones. To the palate, the wine distinguishes itself for balance and freshness, persisting aromas, and refined and silky tannins that bestow great structure free from any sharpness.Matured in hand-split oak barriques: 85% new, 15% used once, for 24 months.