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Lucente Toscana 2014

Lucente Toscana 2014
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Producer:  Marchesi de Frescobaldi
Grape Varieties:  35% Sangiovese, 50% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon
Optimum Drinking:  Within 12 years
Wine Style:  Full bodied red wine
Alcohol by Volume:  13%
Closure:  Natural Cork
Country:  Italian

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Lucente Toscana 2014

Luce della Vite began in 1995, as a collaborative venture between Marchesi de' Frescobaldi, one of Tuscany’s most prestigious fine-wine producers, and Robert Mondavi, world-wide symbol of American wine.

The two companies, both major figures in the wine world and similar in culture and style, shared with each other their wealth of experience. They joined forces with the common goal of creating and offering to the international marketplace unique Tuscan wines of great distinction, from exceptional growing areas and vineyards

In 2005 Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi purchased all of Robert Mondavi Luce della Vite shares, which subsequently went to Mondavi Investment Partner LLC, the limited partnership begun by Robert Mondavi’s son Michael.

The current company structure, in which the Michael Mondavi family holds a financial interest, thus re-unites the two great wine families and ensures the future of the Luce della Vite project. A great future is assured under the expert guidance of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi

 

Grapes:            35% Sangiovese grapes from Frescobaldi’s Castelgiocondo Estate in Montalcino and 50% Merlot and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon from Frescobaldi’s Castiglioni estate situated 20KM southwest of Florence.

Vineyard:         300 hectares                Altitude: 240M – 400M           Age of vines:   30 years

Soil:                 Galestro at Castelgiocondo and sandstone rich in clay at Castiglioni

Pruning:           Low spurred cordon                Yield:   45 HL per Hectare

Harvest:           By Hand - Sangiovese and Cabernet : end of September -      Merlot :     mid September

Winemaking:   The grapes were hand selected and then softly pressed. Fermentation took place in stainless steel tanks at 30C. Fermentation lasted 12 days and maceration  23 days. Malolactic fermentation took place immediately after alcoholic fermentation

Ageing:            12 months in French oak barriques– (55% new, 45% used once) and 5% new American oak ) followed by a further 8 months in bottle prior to release.

Serve:              At room temperature to accompany sautéed beef, roast pigeon and medium-aged cheese, .

Colour:            Intense ruby red in colour.

Taste:               A lovely, complex and intense wine with supple tannins. Sweet ripe fruit with complementing vanilla oak made in an international style.

 

 

 

 


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