Due to COVID-19 and the subsequent lock-down measures in Italy cancelling the Prowein and Vinitaly events, producers flocked to social media platforms to release their latest wines. Decanter’s Aldo Fiordelli rounds up his highlights from the #storiedivino tastings and recommends the 2017 Tenuta Luce “Luce” as a top wine to try.
Through incentives such as this, wine lovers across the globe have been able to enjoy a ‘virtual wine fair’ throughout Italy, engaging in direct social media encounters. Tenuta Luce’s very own Lamberto Frescobaldi spoke from his office in Palazzo Frescobaldi in Florence about the estate’s 2017 vintage, which marks the 25th chapter of their operations in Montalcino. While tasting the 2016 vintage of Luce live, viewers asked: ‘Is it not too young to be drunk now?’ The marquis answered: ‘Yes and no. Play with it during the lockdown.’
The 2017 Tenuta Luce “Luce” additionally received a 95 score, with a review full of impressive claim “Deep crimson in colour, full of clove, vanilla and buttery aromas, than brights for black cherry and plummy notes, graphite and cherry flavour, with an earthy mineral finish. Grainy velvety tannins (impressive for 2017 vintage) and firm acidity are well supported by incredibly rich fruit concentration and suppleness.”
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Luce is a singular and irresistible expression of Montalcino, a Super Tuscan with an exotic side, and above all full of pleasure. The spectacular estate's diversity of soils, expositions and biodiversity of olive groves and forests come together in a wine as vibrant and exciting as the landscape.
Montalcino, Tuscany, Italy
Today, Luce goes so much further than was originally envisioned when started as a project over 20 years ago. The estate now has some of the most exceptional vineyards in Montalcino and, as of 2018, a state of the art winery to nurture every step of the winemaking process. The original vision, however, remains the same: to produce a bold and ambitious Super Tuscan that reflects the culture of Montalcino.