Tenuta Luce Lucente 2020

Type: Red
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
Alcohol Percentage: 14.5%
Ratings: 93 James Suckling Points (2016)

Climate: A damp spring with medium to high temperatures ensured a homogeneous vegetative development to the Sangiovese and Merlot grapes. The additional rains during the flowering phased slowed-down the fruit set, naturally lowering the production load of the plants. The summer season was favoured by an even and regular climate with little rainfall and no overly high temperature, which contributed to rapid veraison of the grapes. The temperature differences between day and night in September, coupled with the northern winds, promoted a magnificent aromatic evolution in the ripening of the grapes.
Terroir: Lying on the gentle slopes to the south-west of the village of Montalcino in Tuscany, the Tenuta Luce vineyards cover an area rich in biodiversity, one of the most suitable for the growing of grapes. Each vineyard parcel has different characteristics and the altitudes range from 200 to 430 meters above sea level. The land here varies greatly in terms of soils, attributable to three main areas: mixed-clayey in the lower, sandy-schistose in the upper, yellow sands and sandstones in the middle.
Ageing: Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel vats. 20 days maceration on the skins. Malolactic fermentation in steel vats. Aged for 12 months in part new, part re-used wooden barriques

Color: Bright red
Nose: Opens with intense fruity hints of blackberry, plum and currant, enriched by toasted and vanilla nuances
Palate: Full and enveloping with a persistent finish that displays a pleasantly sweet and fruity aftertaste

About the Winery:
When Vittorio Frescobaldi met Robert Mondavi in the early 90s, a new chapter in the history of the great Tuscan wines was written. From that meeting, a wine came to life inspired by the desire to make a dream come true: to create a wine in Montalcino, a land of choice for the production of excellent wines, that went beyond the boundaries of tradition, while acknowledging and celebrating it, by treasuring the experiences of two historic families in the world of wine.

This ambitious project took the name of Tenuta Luce, a name that evokes the sunlight of Montalcino, which is the source of life and nourishment, and marks the passage of the seasons and sets the pace for any and every agricultural activity. Since then, Tenuta Luce has always honoured this vision and the symbolic wine of the Tenuta, Luce, has been joined by other exclusive wines, capable of going beyond the boundaries of their territory and earning unanimous approval nationally and internationally.

In 2005, Lamberto Frescobaldi, Vittorio’s son, inherited the direction of the Tenuta Luce project. Today, he is responsible for all production guidelines, from the vineyard to the creation of the blends of each vintage. His work, driven by a deep respect for the land and its people, results in transforming the fruits of the grapevines into fine wines, which reflect the beauty of the land where they are born.