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The subtle meeting of power and freshness in a great Tuscan wine
The Frescobaldis, an important Florentine family devoted to the production of Tuscan wines, have been established in this historic land for over 1000 years. Their influence grew considerably during the period of the Republic of Florence, when the city's banking industry developed. In particular, the family was involved in the great municipal works of art of the time, such as the Santa Trinita Bridge and the Santo Spirito Basilica. Located in the Montalcino area, southwest of the medieval city, the Frescobaldi-Tenuta Luce Della Vite estate produces some of the finest wines of Tuscany and the greatest Italian wines.
Frescobaldi - Tenuta Luce Della Vite, one of the Frescobaldi family's estates, is a benchmark among great Tuscan wines, covering 192 hectares of which 55 are vineyards.
Luce 2018 is a Brunello di Montalcino wine that stems from a vineyard placed on soils rich in pebbles and sediments, benefitting from a good south-facing exposure.
The mildness of January was counterbalanced by a cold and wet February. Although the warm and rainy spring advanced the rapid development of the vines, the heavy rainfall that lasted until flowering at the beginning of June had an impact on the yields. The summer was mild and relatively dry, advancing a rapid development of the vineyard as well as an early veraison in early August. The mild weather in September, punctuated by a few rains, was ideal for refining the ripeness while maintaining a lovely aromatic freshness.
Winemaking and ageing
Fermentation for 10 days in cement vats. Skin maceration for 4 weeks. Malolactic fermentation in Slavonic oak casks, as was ageing for 24 months.
Characteristics and tasting tips for Luce 2018 from Frescobaldi - Tenuta Luce della Vite
The wine is of an intense ruby red colour.
The nose is expressive, releasing scents of ripe red fruit, blond tobacco and exotic spices.
The palate, beautifully fresh, harmoniously combines structure, power and aromatic richness with silky tannins. The finish delights with its persistence and delicateness.
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