Wine region: Tuscany - Italy
Grape: Sangiovese, Merlot
Tasting note: A ripe but suggestive nose of dark cherries, dark chocolate, hot stones, cassis, brambleberry pie and bark. Yet, on the palate, this paints an altogether different picture, in which sleek tannins carry fresh layers of forest fruit long, through a compact, full-bodied palate. Powerful acidity steers it through to a restrained but chewy finish.
About the winery:
Luce was the first wine from Montalcino made by blending Sangiovese and Merlot grapes. The idea of matching the roundness and softness of Merlot with the elegance and structure of Sangiovese came from the collaboration of the Marchesi de Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi Families.
Since 2002, Lamberto Frescobaldi is completely responsible for this project. In the land of Brunello di Montalcino he continues to write the history of Lukeeps on uniting the tradition of Sangiovese, a typical local grape variety, with the innovation of Merlot, first introduced in Montalcino in the Seventies.