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La Vite Lucente 2018 Wine Review

La Vite Lucente 2018

La Vite Lucente 2018

Tuscany I.G.T., Italy

Community Score:93/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $34.95

Drink: 2020-2027

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: La Vite

Agent: Mark Anthony Wine & Spirits

Natalie's Score: 93/100

A juicy, concentrated and full-bodied red blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon matured for one year in French oak barriques. Smooth on the palate with black cherry, blackberry, plum, dried herbs, mocha and smoky flavours. Enjoy now with a prime rib or hold in cellar for 10 years or more.

Food pairings: pepper steak, roast beef, sausage cassoulet.

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This La Vite Lucente 2018 was reviewed on December 24, 2020 by Natalie MacLean

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La Vite Lucente 2018 is the second wine to Frescobaldi's iconic Luce and is a rich and robust blend of Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon aged 12 months in French oak barriques. Always a crowd-pleaser with rich plum, blackberry, savoury herb and mocha flavours on the palate. Good now but will continue to evolve over the next five to eight years. Pair with aged hard cheeses. - Community Wine Reviews

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