The work in the cellar
is a critical step
in the construction of a precious wine:
and was one of the prerequisites
with which, concretely,
the wine project of Luce was born.
The grapes of Merlot and Sangiovese,
after a rigorous manual selection,
are pressed and cleaned from the stems:
the grape must stays in steel
for four weeks,
as much as possible
of the authentic flavor of the fruit is extracted.
Then there is a passage in wood,
when the malolactic fermentation
transforms the sourness of malic acid
into the softness of lactic acid.
Only at this point,
when the delicate stages
of fermentation and maceration are finished,
we proceed to the union of the two blends:
Merlot and Sangiovese blend
in a single element
that refines in barriques for 24 months.
Thus Luce was born.
The 2012 vintage is the twentieth harvest of Luce.
To drink it, we will have to wait until 2015.
Luce Wine Timeline is the story of these 34 months of waiting,
three years punctuated day after day, season after season.
Posts, photos and video inside and out of the wine:
the World goes fast, Luce grows slow.