La Vite Lucente 2020 Marchese di Frescobaldi
Lucente is Luce’s second wine.
It is the result of a selection of Sangiovese and Merlot grapes capable of producing an immediate wine with great pleasantness, in a contemporary style.
The perfect expression of the uniqueness of the land from which it comes. It is aged for 12 months in barriques in Tenuta Luce ‘s cellars before bottling.
The winter was mostly dry and mild leading to early but even sprouting of plants starting in the second week of March for Sangiovese and the third week for Merlot. The spring was sunny, accompanied by some rains in May and June, which favored the course of an excellent flowering, which occurred slightly early in the last week of May. The summer has been hot and dry with good temperature ranges between day and night. In the last week of August, two very valuable rains brought relief to the plants and lowered temperatures, allowing the vines to complete grape ripening. The harvest began on September three under ideal conditions, with sunny days without heat spikes. These conditions resulted in grapes of excellent quality, with excellent phenolic ripeness and great aromatic balance.
Shiny 2020 shows bright ruby red. The nose is rich in black fruits such as blueberries and blackberries, accompanied by a light balsamic and pan brioché note. The palate is soft supported by a nice freshness, with enveloping tannins and a long fruity aftertaste.