2013 Luce Toscana IGT
SFr. 240.00 SFr. 330.00
Available as half cases, CHF 240 for THREE bottles, CHF80 per bottle.
Luce is a Tuscan winery, located in the Italian province of Siena. The vineyard is surrounded by picturesque vineyards that stretch not only the property, but also the town of Montalcino, which extends on a hill. The product of the winery is a red wine of the same name, produced from the two grape varieties Sangiovese and Merlot. The Luce estate, which has existed since 1996, is one of the best known and most recent companies in the province of Siena. The winery was founded by the Tuscan wine-growing family Marchesi de'Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi, a famous wine producer from the California wine region Napa Valley. Today, the Frescobaldi family is the sole owner of the company.
The winery Luce covers an area of 192 hectares. The vineyards sometimes reach a height of up to 420 meters, which is why Luce is one of the highest vineyards in Tuscany. Sangiovese is cultivated in the higher regions, while the red wine town of Merlot grows in the slopes and valleys. The mountain dikes are characterized by sandy soils, on which the red wine Sangiovese can form particularly deep roots. Merlot, on the other hand, prefers a clay-rich subsoil enriched with sufficient moisture. In Tuscany the winemakers benefit from a Mediterranean climate characterized by sufficient sun, warmth and moderate rainfall. Because of the humid and warm sea air, Siena can produce extremely dry and flowery wines with a particularly mild acidity. The first and best wine of the winery is the Luce - a wonderful blend, made from the two Red Sangiovese and Merlot varieties. For many years, the Frescobaldi family has given the highest quality to the grapes, which is why the grapes are always picked by hand to produce a premium wine that is different from other wines. Lucent and Luce Brunello di Montalcino, the second wines of the winery, are also refined. Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon are used for their production. For the red wines to gain strength and finesse, the classic expansion takes place in oak barrels.