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Luce Della Vite Marchesi de Frescobaldi 2012

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Carpineto was founded in 1967 by Antonio Zaccheo and Giovanni Sacchet and farms 424hectares of land spread over four estates among Tuscany's most prestigious appellations. The wines include: Dogajolo, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile, Farnito and the Appodiati Single Vineyard Collection, complemented by single grove olive oils. Carpineto has been named IWSC Italian Wine Producer Of The Year in 2003 and was the first ever Italian winery ever to win the IWSC International Winemaker Of The Year Trophy in 1994. Antonio Zaccheo is now aided by his son Antonio and daughter, Francesca who both previously worked in the wine trade in the USA. Giovanni Sacchet's daughter, Caterina, is studying to become a wine maker. The Carpineto wine making style produces wines that are full-bodied, complex and fruity in character, with a round, supple tannin structure and a long, persistent finish. The D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. wines are "terroir" wines with flavours tr...

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Luce:
It is a radiant sun, with its corona of twelve flaming rays. Anyone who strolls through the cities of central Italy will have admired it carved into the keystone of an arch, wrought into the decorative iron of a gate, or pressed into a ceramic tile-not to mention on the high altar of Florence's Santo Spirito church, built by Brunelleschi on a piece of property donated by the Frescobaldi family.... Read more
It is a radiant sun, with its corona of twelve flaming rays. Anyone who strolls through the cities of central Italy will have admired it carved into the keystone of an arch, wrought into the decorative iron of a gate, or pressed into a ceramic tile-not to mention on the high altar of Florence's Santo Spirito church, built by Brunelleschi on a piece of property donated by the Frescobaldi family. This sun represents the Divine Light, light for mankind. It is a light that gives warmth, that nourishes growing things, and crafts the sinew within wine. Simply pronouncing its name conjures up the power of Sangiovese and of Merlot, which together give birth to Luce, in the generous earth of Montalcino. Read less

External Reviews for Luce Della Vite Marchesi de Frescobaldi

External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
04/05/2010

Carpineto was founded in 1967 by Antonio Zaccheo and Giovanni Sacchet and farms 424hectares of land spread over four estates among Tuscany's most prestigious appellations. The wines include: Dogajolo, Chianti Classico, Vino Nobile, Farnito and the Appodiati Single Vineyard Collection, complemented by single grove olive oils. Carpineto has been named IWSC Italian Wine Producer Of The Year in 2003 and was the first ever Italian winery ever to win the IWSC International Winemaker Of The Year Trophy in 1994. Antonio Zaccheo is now aided by his son Antonio and daughter, Francesca who both previously worked in the wine trade in the USA. Giovanni Sacchet's daughter, Caterina, is studying to become a wine maker. The Carpineto wine making style produces wines that are full-bodied, complex and fruity in character, with a round, supple tannin structure and a long, persistent finish. The D.O.C. and D.O.C.G. wines are "terroir" wines with flavours tr...


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Source: Great Wines Direct
08/07/2014

Located in the viticultural zone of Montalcino, southwest of this medieval town, the Luce della Vite estate comprises 192 hectares, with approximately 55 under vine. Originally a joint venture between Vittorio Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi, today the wine estate is part of the Tenute di Toscana holding company, which in turn is controlled by Marchesi de' Frescobaldi. Lamberto Frescobaldi now has the responsibility of shaping the future of the wine project originally undertaken by the founders. Grapes : Sangiovese Grosso 100% Region : Italy / Tuscany / Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Maker : Nicol DAfflitto Notes : An elegant and well-structured wine with aromas of ripe berry fruits, dried plums and spices. The palate is complex with well integrated nuances of toasty oak and liquorice and a lingering finish. Serve : Roast meats, game and rich Italian sauces. ABV : 13.50% Suitable for Vegetarians


External Review
Source: Great Wines Direct
12/03/2012

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK - NEW VINTAGE DUE SPRING 2013 Located in the viticultural zone of Montalcino, southwest of this medieval town, the Luce della Vite estate comprises 192 hectares, with approximately 55 under vine. Originally a joint venture between Vittorio Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi, today the wine estate is part of the Tenute di Toscana holding company, which in turn is controlled by Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi. Lamberto Frescobaldi now has the responsibility of shaping the future of the wine project originally undertaken by the founders. Grapes : Sangiovese Grosso 100% Region : Italy / Tuscany / Brunello di Montalcino DOCG Maker : Nicolò D'Afflitto Notes : An elegant and well-structured wine with aromas of ripe berry fruits, dried plums and spices. The palate is complex with well integrated nuances of toasty oak and liquorice and a lingering finish. Serve : Roast meats, game and rich Italian sauces. ABV : 13.50% Suitable for Vegetarians



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