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Marchesi De' Frescobaldi Luce 1999

Winemaker's Notes:

The 1999 harvest was an extremely fine one throughout all of Tuscany and particularly in Montalcino. Sun in July brought early ripening, and the few rains in August helped the vines to complete their development. September and October were sunny and warm, and the clusters reached optimal levels of ripeness. The wines from this vintage are delicate and refined, with silky tannins and low acidities, but at the same time they display an outstanding constitution and structures that will bring them many years of fine ageing. Luce 1999 offers a dense ruby and ripe aromas of dried plum and blackberry, with a seductive foil of tobacco leaf, tanned leather, cinnamon, and clove. On the palate, a suite of well integrated tannins supports emphatic aromas and weaves a velvet-smooth vinous fabric.

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Marchesi de' Frescobaldi:
The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates, and more than 1,000 hectares, in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the early 14th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimp... Read more
The Marchesi de' Frescobaldi is one of the most significant wine producers in Italy, with nine estates, and more than 1,000 hectares, in Tuscany. The family has been growing wine since the early 14th century, when they became the first in Tuscany to import and plant French vine cuttings. Because they have been producing wines for more than 700 years, to experience Frescobaldi is to glimpse the history of Florence, from the Middle Ages to the present day. The core wine growing philosophy of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi revolves around the integrated relationship among environment, vine, climate, and man’s intervention. They continually upgrade their extensive vineyard holdings, and they craft their wines with the finest combination of traditional and innovative methods. Wine Spectator has ranked many of their offerings in the 90s and their wines are consistently listed in the magazines Top 100 Wines of the Year, encouraging wine enthusiasts from around the globe to become familiar with some of Italy’s finest wines. Visit www.tuscanytonight.com for more information about Marchesi de Frescobaldi wines, Italian recipes, wine and more. Read less

The 1999 harvest was an extremely fine one throughout all of Tuscany and particularly in Montalcino. Sun in July brought early ripening, and the few rains in August helped the vines to complete their development. September and October were sunny and warm, and the clusters reached optimal levels of ripeness. The wines from this vintage are delicate and refined, with silky tannins and low acidities, but at the same time they display an outstanding constitution and structures that will bring them many years of fine ageing. Luce 1999 offers a dense ruby and ripe aromas of dried plum and blackberry, with a seductive foil of tobacco leaf, tanned leather, cinnamon, and clove. On the palate, a suite of well integrated tannins supports emphatic aromas and weaves a velvet-smooth vinous fabric.

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120,000 bottles produced.

Closure: Cork

Aged 12 months in French Oak.

Aged 6 months in Other.

Notes: French oak barriques: 66% new, 33% once-used/ Slavonian oak casks

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.5% pH: 3.46
Sugar: 233 grams per liter Total Acidity: 5.3 grams per liter

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