Luce Della Vite Luce Toscana 1996

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

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Item No. 26481
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Heralded as definitely the best vintage since 1990, the 1997 vintage may even prove to be the finest of the century for Tuscany. Our 1997 Luce fulfills the promise of greatness in a wine from this stellar vintage. Powerful, yet full of finesse, this deep ruby wine exudes rich, complex layers of ripe fruit. The intense bouquet releases enticing aromas of raspberries and black currants, alternating with sweeter hints of vanilla and cloves. On the palate, this wine immediately shows its great consistency with perfectly integrated tannins and just the right balance of acidity. The vibrant flavors of blackberry and blueberry weave into a long, warm finish. The tannins are extremely fine and velvety, ensuring continued development of complexity in the bottle. The remarkable quality of our 1997 Luce reflects an exceptional vintage and vineyards, artistically sculpted with the winemaking expertise of two of the world's premier winemaking families - the Frescobaldi family of Florence and the Robert Mondavi family of Napa Valley.

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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