Lucente 2014 is a deep red color with purple highlights. The wine’sbouquet is complex: fruity notes of black cherry and small red fruitsare enhanced by moderately toasted scents; pleasant vanilla and lightly roasted coffee beans linger delicately in the background. Well rounded with silky tannins that bestow a balanced and harmonious structure, this is an eminently elegant and enjoyable wine.
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 region of Montalcino. Aptly named, Luce shines brightly as the very first blend of Sangiovese and Merlot from this highly-regarded Tuscan winemaking region. Montalcino lies approximately 20 miles south of Siena, and is considered the birthplace of the richest and most intense Tuscan wines.