Connie Wilson, bookkeeper says: With hundreds of wineries around the world vying for your attention in the wine store, the label on the bottle may play a part in your selection. You and I know that an eye-catching label does not guarantee a great wine…and yet subliminally we can be attracted to a label that grabs our attention. Luce della Vite “Luce” not only has one of the coolest labels around – a radiant sun representing light for mankind – it is also a fabulous wine! Luce was the first wine created combining sangiovese and merlot in the Montalcino viticultural area, under the collaboration of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi families. The Luce della Vite estate is located southwest of medieval Montalcino, with approximately 136 acres of producing vineyards.
Don’t buy this wine just for the great label (we have the boxes too!). Enjoy “Luce” for its full-bodied taste of chocolate, wild berries and spices, with great structure and silky tannins, for years to come. Rated 98 points by James Suckling!
To learn more about the Frescobaldi Family and Luce della Vite, visit their website at http://www.lucedellavite.com/en-us/home/wines/luce.aspx
Rate 98 points by James Suckling: "This is clearly the greatest Luce ever. A wine with currants and blueberries with hints of flowers and spices. A full bodied red with with lots of chocolate, berry and vanilla character. Chewy. Juicy. Better in 2015 to soften and come together. Fabulous blend of 45% sangiovese and 55% merlot."
Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino -- 2010
Pre-arrival: Estimated arrival Summer 2016
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