Luce Della Vite Lucente 2008

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 112066
  • red wine
  • RP90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

A rich purple-red introduces Lucente, flecked with luminous ruby highlights. The nose opens to a generous array of aromas, prominent among them fruity notes of wild cherry, dried plum, and blackberry preserves, lifted by toasty nuances of cocoa powder and black liquorice. The palate immediately impresses with its warmth and silky fabric, and with dense, fine-grained tannins, already well integrated. A superb structure, good alcohol, and crisp vein of acidity beautifully balance each other, and a long-lingering finish completes the overall harmony.

50 % Merlot, 35 % Sangiovese, 15 % Cabernet Sauvignon

Critical Acclaim

"The 2008 (La Vite) Lucente is a gorgeous wine laced with dark fruit, spices, mocha, licorice and new leather. This shows terrific minerality, freshness and verve, along with a round harmonious finish, all worth noting in the challenging 2008 harvest. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018. "
90 Points

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Learn About Luce Della Vite

In 1995, Robert Mondavi of California and Vittorio Frescobaldi of Tuscany joined hands to create an Italian wine of extraordinary quality. Their partnership was the first of its kind in Italy, and their premier offering was Luce della Vite. The name means light of the vine in Italian, and was inspired by the morning sunlight on the way from Florence to the renowned winemaking...

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Learn About Tuscany

(TUSS-can-ee) One of the most important wine regions in Italy, Tuscany is home to the cities of Florence and Siena, the districts of Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino, and the wineries of Sassicaia, Tignanello and Ornellaia. Tuscany is also home to the indigenous Italian grape variety, Sangiovese. Most of the wine coming from Tuscany is made from some clone of this...

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Learn About Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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