• "Lucente" Toscana IGT 2015

      “Lucente” Toscana IGT 2015

      Lucente is a hearty cuvée of Merlot and Sangiovese. Deep red, flattering bouquet, ripe cherry aromas, black berries, delicate spices and a hint of mint, on the palate harmonious and silky, dense, perfect balance, long persistent. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This has delicious undertones of sage and thyme that highlight ripe yet refined notes of strawberries, red cherries and darker blackcurrants. Full body, a dense, generous texture and a polished finish." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 75% Merlot, 25% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 12 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,10 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,60 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 78 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09222115 ·  0,75 l · 32,11 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      24,08 €
    • "Luce" Toscana IGT 2014

      “Luce” Toscana IGT 2014

      Elegant cuvée of Merlot and Sangiovese: Luce is the world-famous prestige product from Montalcino by Marchesi de' Frescobaldi. Intense ruby red, a seductive scent of ripe berries, tobacco and leather. Luce is very concentrated on the palate, soft, long and with hints of coffee and vanilla in the aftertaste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "This shows so much intensity and complexity from the get-go with a bouquet exploding with blackberries, blackcurrants, ivy, iodine, treacle and forest floor elements. Full body, tight yet generous tannins, effortless acidity and a powerful, long finish. A triumph in a challenging vintage." James Suckling

      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Grape Varieties: 55% Merlot, 45% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 14,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,70 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,20 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 112 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,40
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09222214 · 0,75 l · 103,85 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping4 units available

      77,89 €
    • "Luce" Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

      “Luce” Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2012

      Dark ruby, fleshy aroma of dark fruits, cherry, with hints of mushrooms, tobacco, tar and chocolate. Rarely have I had such a highly concentrated Sangiovese in my glass. A concise tannin on the palate, then again black-red berries and a truly muscular finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Intense sparkling ruby with a slight garnet shimmer. Compact and dense nose with notes of pickled cherries and plums, underpinned by fine leather notes. On the palate it is firm and gripping, with a lot of ripe fruit, blackberries and plums, opening with dense tannins, covered with sweet enamel, very long aftertaste". Falstaff

      "Luce della Vita is a second important brand owned by the Frescobaldi family in Montalcino. Their other historic estate is the Tenuta Castelgiocondo with a beautiful villa overlooking the vineyards. The Luce brand does extremely well in foreign markets thanks to its elegant marketing and packaging. The Luce della Vite 2012 Brunello di Montalcino sees an annual production of approximately 25,000 bottles. The wine is styled with contemporary flair. The color is richly saturated and inky dark with bright ruby highlights. The color is very attractive. Bold cherry and blackberry emerge from the bouquet, and there's a generous amount of oak spice and toast to speak to an international palate. Integrated oak tannins are folded within the wine's rich and fruity consistency." Robert Parker

      "Shows fine balance between the fresh cherry and berry fruit, with savory, wild herb and spice notes and a solid backbone of acidity. The tannins build on the finish, leaving a dusty, mouthcoating sensation." Wine Spectator

      "Blackberry and coffee-bean character with hints of black tea. Full body, firm, silky and chewy tannins and a focused finish. Tight and precise. Very muscular for the vintage. Needs time to soften." James Suckling

      "Dark ruby with bright orange rim. Lifted, minty cherry nose. Modern approach yet quite pure, with crunchy cherry fruit and hints of oak. Hedonistic and well made while the firm tannins give it plenty of potential, too. Long!" Jancis Robinson

      • Gambero Rosso:
      • Bibenda:
      • Vitae:
      • Veronelli :94 points
      • Robert Parker:93 points
      • Wine Spectator :93 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Vinum:17,5 points
      • Falstaff:95 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months Wooden barrel/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,60 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 111 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,43
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2033+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09222612 · 0,75 l · 115,68 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping11 units available

      86,76 €
    • "Luce" Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      “Luce” Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013

      One of the best Brunello of the modern style since its debut in 2003. Bright ruby red and a bouquet of delicate vanilla, some roasted aromas and dried raisins. A powerful wine with ripe fruit and notes of tobacco, dark cherry and spices that enchants lovers of powerful and powerful red wines. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A modern style, this boasts plenty of new oak, bringing vanilla, toast and resin elements, along with a layer of prickly tannins. Shows ample ripe fruit midpalate, and should integrate in two to three years." Wine Spectator

      "The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Luce is packed tight with brightness and sunshine. Compared to the family's other Brunellos made under the Castelgiocondo brand, this wine is more opulent, more concentrated and more modern or contemporary overall. It is designed to appeal to an international audience for sure and most certainly delivers the goods if you are looking for roundness, ripe fruit and thick texture. It is deliciously irresistible with bold cherry, exotic spice and tobacco. That bright acidity on the close will help the wine age carefully over the next 10 years." Robert Parker

      "The citrus, dark fruit and leaf aromas are intense. Full body, polished and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Extremely structured and beautiful. Needs two or three years to soften." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months Wooden barrel/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,60 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 111 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,43
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09222613 · 0,75 l · 125,95 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      94,46 €
    • "Luce" Toscana IGT 2016

      “Luce” Toscana IGT 2016

      The legend continues with the opening of the new wine cellar (2018), harmoniously integrated into the landscape. Deep ruby red with violet reflections. Fine aromas of small black berries and sour cherries blend with subtle notes of cocoa and coffee. On the palate it is powerful and with a present, but at the same time nicely integrated portion of tannin. Notes of tar, leather and plum round off the unique taste experience and lead into a finesse rich, long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Well-marked by spicy, toasty oak, this plum- and black cherry–flavored red is broad and muscular. Smooth, with fine structural support and hints of chocolate and coffee on the lingering aftertaste." Wine Spectator

      "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." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Grape Varieties: 55% Merlot, 45% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09222216 · 0,75 l · 129,84 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      97,38 €
    • "LUX VITIS" Toscana IGT 2015

      “LUX VITIS” Toscana IGT 2015

      LUX VITIS 2015 is the first vintage of an exceptional, great wine, vinified in small quantities. It comes from more than 12 year old Cabernet Sauvignon vines and contains a small part of Sangiovese. Deep dark ruby red, in the bouquet gingerbread spice, ripe black cherry and some smoke. On the palate it is compact and precise, with a clear indication of origin and grape variety. LUX VITIS will reveal its true treasure only with the years of maturity - the very harmonious vintage 2015 gives it abundance, subtle sweetness and concentration and a freshness that will carry it into a long life. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Made predominantly with Cabernet Sauvignon with the addition of a small percentage of Sangiovese, this offers aromas of dark-skinned berry, dried Mediterranean herb and cedar. The bold but elegantly structured palate doles out black-currant jam, black plum, licorice and white pepper alongside fine-grained tannins." Wine Enthusiast

      "This is a new and exciting red from Luce that is about 90 per cent cabernet sauvignon and the rest sangiovese. Fantastic structure and power. So savory and juicy at the same time. Full body, silky-textured tannins and a long and flavorful finish. Smoke and wet earth at the end. Superb. Wait until 2021, but already gorgeous." James Suckling

      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Luca Maroni:92 points
      • James Suckling:97 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 30 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 32,65 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,85 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,15 g/l
      • Sulfite: 95 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,35
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09223015 · 0,75 l · 219,65 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      164,74 €
    • "Luce" Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Luce” Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 · MAGNUM in OWC

      One of the best Brunello of the modern style since its debut in 2003. Bright ruby red and a bouquet of delicate vanilla, some roasted aromas and dried raisins. A powerful wine with ripe fruit and notes of tobacco, dark cherry and spices that enchants lovers of powerful and powerful red wines. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A modern style, this boasts plenty of new oak, bringing vanilla, toast and resin elements, along with a layer of prickly tannins. Shows ample ripe fruit midpalate, and should integrate in two to three years." Wine Spectator

      "The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Luce is packed tight with brightness and sunshine. Compared to the family's other Brunellos made under the Castelgiocondo brand, this wine is more opulent, more concentrated and more modern or contemporary overall. It is designed to appeal to an international audience for sure and most certainly delivers the goods if you are looking for roundness, ripe fruit and thick texture. It is deliciously irresistible with bold cherry, exotic spice and tobacco. That bright acidity on the close will help the wine age carefully over the next 10 years." Robert Parker

      "The citrus, dark fruit and leaf aromas are intense. Full body, polished and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Extremely structured and beautiful. Needs two or three years to soften." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months Wooden barrel/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,60 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 111 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,43
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2037
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09222813 · 1,5 l · 142,32 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      213,48 €
    • "Luce" Toscana IGT 2016 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Luce” Toscana IGT 2016 · MAGNUM in OWC

      The legend continues with the opening of the new wine cellar (2018), harmoniously integrated into the landscape. Deep ruby red with violet reflections. Fine aromas of small black berries and sour cherries blend with subtle notes of cocoa and coffee. On the palate it is powerful and with a present, but at the same time nicely integrated portion of tannin. Notes of tar, leather and plum round off the unique taste experience and lead into a finesse rich, long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Well-marked by spicy, toasty oak, this plum- and black cherry–flavored red is broad and muscular. Smooth, with fine structural support and hints of chocolate and coffee on the lingering aftertaste." Wine Spectator

      "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." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Grape Varieties: 55% Merlot, 45% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09222516 · 1,5 l · 152,72 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      229,08 €
    • "Luce" Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 <br>3 Bottles in OWC

      “Luce” Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2013 · 3 Bottles in OWC

      One of the best Brunello of the modern style since its debut in 2003. Bright ruby red and a bouquet of delicate vanilla, some roasted aromas and dried raisins. A powerful wine with ripe fruit and notes of tobacco, dark cherry and spices that enchants lovers of powerful and powerful red wines. SUPERIORE.DE

      "A modern style, this boasts plenty of new oak, bringing vanilla, toast and resin elements, along with a layer of prickly tannins. Shows ample ripe fruit midpalate, and should integrate in two to three years." Wine Spectator

      "The 2013 Brunello di Montalcino Luce is packed tight with brightness and sunshine. Compared to the family's other Brunellos made under the Castelgiocondo brand, this wine is more opulent, more concentrated and more modern or contemporary overall. It is designed to appeal to an international audience for sure and most certainly delivers the goods if you are looking for roundness, ripe fruit and thick texture. It is deliciously irresistible with bold cherry, exotic spice and tobacco. That bright acidity on the close will help the wine age carefully over the next 10 years." Robert Parker

      "The citrus, dark fruit and leaf aromas are intense. Full body, polished and chewy tannins and a flavorful finish. Extremely structured and beautiful. Needs two or three years to soften." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Robert Parker:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 36 months Wooden barrel/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 34,60 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
      • Sulfite: 111 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,43
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2035
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09222713 · 2,25 l · 129,76 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping3 units available

      291,95 €
    • "Luce" Toscana IGT 2016 <br>6 Bottles in OWC

      “Luce” Toscana IGT 2016 · 6 Bottles in OWC

      The legend continues with the opening of the new wine cellar (2018), harmoniously integrated into the landscape. Deep ruby red with violet reflections. Fine aromas of small black berries and sour cherries blend with subtle notes of cocoa and coffee. On the palate it is powerful and with a present, but at the same time nicely integrated portion of tannin. Notes of tar, leather and plum round off the unique taste experience and lead into a finesse rich, long finish. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Well-marked by spicy, toasty oak, this plum- and black cherry–flavored red is broad and muscular. Smooth, with fine structural support and hints of chocolate and coffee on the lingering aftertaste." Wine Spectator

      "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." James Suckling

      • Bibenda:
      • Veronelli :95 points
      • Doctor Wine:94 points
      • Wine Spectator :94 points
      • James Suckling:96 points
      • Grape Varieties: 55% Merlot, 45% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 24 months barrique
      • Development: Barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 15,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 31,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,75 g/l
      • Sulfite: 98 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: Natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2034+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09222416 · 4,5 l · 132,01 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping1 unit available

      594,04 €
    About the winemakers
    Tenuta Luce
    Tuscany | Montalcino
    Tenuta Luce

    Lamberto Frescobaldi has been given the task of successfully leading the Luce della Vite winery, located right next to Castelgiocondo, into the future with oenological skill. This was the dream of two protagonists of international viticultural history, Vittorio Frescobaldi from Florence and Robert Mondavi from Napa Valley/California, in 1995. Lamberto's main tasks are to renew vineyards, modernize wineries and set up research programs for selected vineyards. Luce della Vite is part of the Tenute di Toscana holding company managed by Marchesi de' Frescobaldi. Robert Mondavi's son Michael has only a financial stake in the estate.

    The Tenuta Luce is one of the highest situated wineries in Montalcino with 350 to 420 meters of altitude. It comprises 192 hectares of land, 77 of which are covered with vines. While part of it was planted in 1977, the majority of the vineyards have been newly planted or replanted since 1997, with an average density of 6,100 vines per hectare. According to Frescobaldi, the Galestro soil, which is well drained and poor in organic matter, offers ideal conditions for growing Sangiovese at higher altitudes. At lower altitudes, the soil is more clayey and therefore particularly suitable for growing Merlot.

    In order to maintain healthy vines, organic technologies are mainly used in the vineyards. The average yield of Tenuta Luce is kept very low, at around 30 hectolitres of wine per hectare, to strengthen the character of the grape varieties and allow the terroir to develop to its full potential. The varieties are harvested separately and are only brought together towards the end of November when fermentation is complete. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The Luce, despite its Mondavi past, is not a noisy wine but a fine wine in which one feels the hills of southern Tuscany." Vinum

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1995
    • Owner: Marchesi de' Frescobaldi, Michael Mondavi
    • Oenologist: Lamberto Frescobaldi
    • Annual production: n.a.
    • Vineyard: approx. 77 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation