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The 2003 growing season was very good for all grape varieties grown in Montalcino. Compared to the previous years, th...Read more...
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
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Very long finish. Ripe fruit. Full-bodied. Love this wine a lot!
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Luce was the first wine ever produced in Montalcino by blending Sangiovese and Merlot grapes. Combining the roundness and suppleness of Merlot with the structure and elegance of Sangiovese seems an obvious idea, but it took two well established winemakers, Lamberto Frescobaldi and Tim Mondavi, to do that in the land of the world renowned Brunello di Montalcino, a wine made strictly from 100% Sangiovese.
The 2003 growing season was very good for all grape varieties grown in Montalcino. Compared to the previous years, the particularly intense sun of the summer months contributed to the early ripening of the grapes. The climatic conditions were optimal during harvest and the fruit arrived at the winery in excellent condition, rich in sugars, and with a high skin to must ratio. After pressing, we could sense that Sangiovese was well rounded, with fresh and fruity aromas, while Merlot showed an intense color, excellent structure, and elegant fruit fragrances. Tasting Notes: Luce 2003 is a lustrous, striking purple-red, almost opaque to the eye. Delicate notes of wild berryfruit, such as blueberry and blackberry, are obvious on the nose, enriched by spicier nuances of cinnamon and nutmeg, and with a final, elegant touch of crisp mint. Luce impresses immediately on the palate, with good, velvet-textured weight; expansive, fine-grained tannins; a firm, sturdy structure, concluding with a finale that seems endless. Varietal Composition: 50% Sangiovese, 50% Merlot
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