Lucente Toscana 2006

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the wine is dark violet in color...light sangiovese that at first gets overpowered on the front by a strong tannic structure that mellows out over ... Read more

i received a bottle of this Stella Lucente wine for Christmas and I am so pleased with this wine. i do hope that I can buy this bottle here in Bur... Read more

Very harmonious. Very pretty wine, with plum, berry and milk chocolate character. Medium to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fruity, silky fini... Read more

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Snooth User: cgreg27
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3.00 5
10/02/2009

the wine is dark violet in color...light sangiovese that at first gets overpowered on the front by a strong tannic structure that mellows out over time...big black cherry soda notes, slight lingering finish...would definitely drink again


Snooth User: furby475
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5.00 5
02/02/2011

i received a bottle of this Stella Lucente wine for Christmas and I am so pleased with this wine. i do hope that I can buy this bottle here in Burlington Vermont. I am a wine lover of sweet wines and I am familiar with Moscato grapes.


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External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Very harmonious. Very pretty wine, with plum, berry and milk chocolate character. Medium to full-bodied, with fine tannins and a fruity, silky finish. Delicious. The best Lucente yet. Sangiovese and Merlot. Best after 2003.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Floral, plum and berry aromas. Medium-bodied, with firm tannins and a fresh finish. A bit tight and simple at the moment. Best after 2000.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Earthy and ripe, with lovely black fruit mixing with cedary wood on the nose. Plum, blackberry and chocolate flavors make for a well-known and likable flavor profile, while the toasty finish deals touches of balsamic vinegar and licorice. Unassailable as a total package.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

The 2006 La Vite Lucente (Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) is a very pleasing wine loaded with super-ripe fruit, smoke and toasted oak. Made in an up-front, accessible style, it shows excellent length and harmony. Anticipated maturity: 2008-2010.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

There's plenty of fresh strawberry and currant on the nose. Full-bodied, with silky tannins and a solid core of ripe fruit. Long and caressing. Rich and dense, yet balanced and refined. Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best after 2011.


External Review
10/12/2008

Lively purple in appearance. The nose releases rich impressions of fruit, with clear notes of blackcurrant and blueberry, as well as dried plum and wild cherry, nicely complemented by spicy nuances of liquorice and cinnamon, and a subtle touch of chocolate. It develops beautifully on the palate, with a crisp thread of acidity enlivening succulent fruit, and with a well-calibrated suite of fine tannins. It shows a dynamic, full-flavoured finale.


External Review
03/30/2010

Frescobaldi Luce Della Vite Lucente 2006: In der Hügellandschaft der Toskana wachsen die Trauben für diesen Wein. Ausschließlich aus eigenem Lesegut der verschiedenen Weingüter der Familie Frescobaldi in der Toskana wird der Lucente erzeugt. Die Sangiovese kommt aus den Weinbergen der Güter Castelgiocondo in Montalcino sowie Nipozzano in Chianti Rufina und verleiht dem Wein seine Struktur. Der Merlot entstammt dem Gut Castiglioni in Chianti Colli Fiorentini und verleiht die geschmeidige Fülle. Die herausragenden italienischen Weine werden oft nicht als DOC sondern als Indicatione Geografica Tipica deklariert. Dieser Super-Toskaner bildet da keine Ausnahme. Dies ermöglicht ihm, dass seine Cuvée auch Merlot beinhaltet. Dieser ausgewogene Wein zeigt sich in leuchtendem Granatrot mit feinwürzigen Aromen von reifen Schattenmorellen, Anklängen von Rauch, Vanille und Unterholz. Er weist eine gute Fruchtdichte, elegante Struktur und feste Tanninstruktur auf und passt wunderbar zu würzigen italienischen Fleischgerichten, Wildgerichten mit Preiselbeeren und Pilzen sowie reifem Käse. Er sollte 1 Stunde vorher belüftet werden.    Weingut: LuceRegion:    ToskanaRebsorten: 45% Sangiovese, 55% MerlotInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14 Vol.%Lagerfähigkeit: 7 - 9 Jahre ab JahrgangEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C Suche nach Rebsorten > Rote Rebsorten > Sangiovese


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Winemaker's Notes:

"Very pretty aromas of cherry pie, blackberry and spices follow through to a full body, with clean, velvety tannins and a delicious, fruity finish. Turns chewy and powerful. Already hard to resist. Merlot and Sangiovese. Best after 2010...94" WS 10/09 "The blend of Merlot and Sangiovese is amazingly modern, pleasurable and penetrating with a huge focus on black cherry and chocolate fudge aromas. The tannins are tight and focused and the wine could use another five years of cellaring...94" WE 3/10

"Very pretty aromas of cherry pie, blackberry and spices follow through to a full body, with clean, velvety tannins and a delicious, fruity finish. Turns chewy and powerful. Already hard to resist. Merlot and Sangiovese. Best after 2010...94" WS 10/09 "The blend of Merlot and Sangiovese is amazingly modern, pleasurable and penetrating with a huge focus on black cherry and chocolate fudge aromas. The tannins are tight and focused and the wine could use another five years of cellaring...94" WE 3/10

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