2018 Luce della Vite

Luce,  Merlot-Sangiovese

Toscana IGT,  Montalcino,  Tuscany,  Italy

$125
V 94
Size:
Menge:

10 Einheiten auf Lager.

INTERNATIONAL shipping, click HERE

UNITED STATES shipping to AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV, and WY.

V 94

Vinous

The 2018 Luce della Vite is loaded with inky dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, licorice and espresso. Rich and sumptuous in feel the 2018 is an extroverted wine to be sure, but it avoids the heavy, over-extracted style of the past. What comes through is the natural intensity, texture and radiance of Montalcino. This is very nicely done. Reviewed by Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: March 2021. Drinking window: 2023-2033.

2018 Luce della Vite 'Luce' Toscana IGT

ESTATE

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.

WINE

Luce is a singular and irresistible expression of Montalcino, a Super Tuscan with an exotic and some would say decadent side. 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 a landscape

VINEYARD

Soils: Higher elevation planting on sandstone and limestone, ideal for Sangiovese. Clay in the lower altitude vineyards providing for the powerful expression of Merlot.

Grape Varieties: 50% Sangiovese and 50% Merlot.

WINEMAKING

Fermentation: 12 days in stainless steel, additional 22 days of skin maceration

Aging: 24 months in hand-split oak barriques (80% new)

Alcohol: 15.0%

VINTAGE

The early rains in 2018 replenished the water reserves that were under duress in 2017. This allowed the grapevines a swift and uniform budding phase, which was further supported by the mild spring temperatures. Summer was characterised by a dry climate without excessive temperatures; ideal conditions to maintain an excellent vegetative-productive balance and to ensure the perfect growth of the grapes. In September, the northern winds and sunny days greatly contributed to completing the ripening process of the grapes in the best possible way. 

For INTERNATIONAL shipping, click HERE.

We ship within the United States to AK, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WI, WV, and WY.

FREE SHIPPING INSURANCE: We provide FREE carrier insurance for lost or damaged shipments (per carrier terms and conditions.)

FREE WINE STORAGE: We provide FREE 6 Months wine cellar storage from date of purchase. Please choose this option at checkout and we will coordinate shipping for a later date.

SHIPPING RATES:

To - AZ, CA, CO, ID, NM, NV, OR, WA - Overnight or 2 Day Express:
  • $20 for orders up to $999
  • Free shipping for orders above $1,000
To - AR, CT, DE, GA, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV, WY - Overnight or 2 Day Express:
  • $50 for orders up to $999
  • $35 for $1000-$1999
  • Free shipping for orders above $2,000

(Based on product total, excluding taxes and shipping fees)

PACKAGING: Our premium wines need optimal temperature consistency; therefore are packaged in EPS foam shippers with gel pack (when needed) and shipped only during ideal weather temperatures.

WEATHER HOLD: In adverse temperature conditions, we reserve the right to withhold shipment until ideal temperatures return unless we receive explicit instructions via email to release the wines, voiding any guarantee. We will contact you if a hold is necessary.

FULFILLMENT: Shipments are via GLS, FedEx, or UPS.

  • Orders received Sunday - Wednesday before 6:00 p.m. will ship the following day.
  • Orders received Thursday-Saturday will ship on Monday.

DELIVERY:

  • FedEx Same Day Service within Los Angeles Metro area may be available if order is placed before noon, but not guaranteed. Please contact us directly at (626)340-0795 to facilitate expedited service.
  • All shipments will be Overnight or 2 Day Express service. Ground shipping to Mid and East Coast states is not an option at this time due to warm temperatures.

Adult Signature: By law, all shipments of alcohol must be received and authorized by an adult. Our delivery carriers will not release packages without an adult signature and additional charges may be incurred if the package requires withholding or redirection.

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We ship within the United States to: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Washington D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

V 94

Vinous

The 2018 Luce della Vite is loaded with inky dark fruit, chocolate, new leather, licorice and espresso. Rich and sumptuous in feel the 2018 is an extroverted wine to be sure, but it avoids the heavy, over-extracted style of the past. What comes through is the natural intensity, texture and radiance of Montalcino. This is very nicely done. Reviewed by Antonio Galloni. Tasting date: March 2021. Drinking window: 2023-2033.

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