Luce Della Vite Lucente 1999

Red Blends from Tuscany, Italy

Item No. 53526
  • red wine
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WE90
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Winemaker's Notes

Inspired by the elegance and style of their signature wine, Luce, the Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi families launched Lucente in 1995, as the second wine of their partnership. The 1999 Lucente displays great intensity of ripe fruit, bursting with dark cherries, dried plums, aromatic spices and a hint of vanilla. Warm and full on the palate, the excellent fruit density is supported by well balanced acidity and supple, polished tannins. Lucente (pronounced Lu-CHEN-tay) is the fruit of an innovative production concept: blend the best Sangiovese and Merlot grapes from the region's finest soils to create a wine that uniquely expresses the potential of Tuscany.

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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