Luce Della Vite Lucente 2016Luce Della Vite
James Suckling en primeur 94pts
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.
Lucente is a vigorous still red wine, medium bodied, of an intense ruby red color with violet reflections. Elegant and refined on the nose, it expresses pleasing hints of ripe black fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg and plum jam. In the mouth it appears intense and full-bodied, elegant and austere, with a mature and refined tannins. Perfect on elaborate pasta dishes with meat sauce, grilled roasted meat, stewed red meat, game and aged cheeses.