A unique experience
A unique wine tasting experience in Montalcino
Visit Tenuta Luce for a unique experience of Montalcino and Tuscany. The tour includes a visit to our Merlot, Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards, followed by a visit to our winery. The winemaking rooms, our barrique cellar, cooperage, and our historic cellar. This is followed by a tasting of current vintages of Tenuta Luce's wines (Luce, Lucente, Luce Brunello, Lux Vitis). Our staff will be happy to welcome you and introduce you to our production philosophy and our world. Upon request, it is possible to reserve a lunch or dinner, prepared by our chef, with local ingredients. The inspiration starts from Tuscan cuisine and extends beyond it.
Wine tasting experience
Our tailor-made wine tasting tour in Montalcino
A Montalcino Wine Tour Like No Other
Tenuta Luce's 249 hectares unfold to the southwest of Montalcino, among extensive woodlands, olive groves and 88 hectares of vineyards; an intact environment, sparsely populated and rich in biodiversity. The brilliant light accentuated by the particular exposure of the vineyards, the fresh and breezy air, and the variety of soils and altitudes make Tenuta Luce an ideal location, where the balance of all these elements is cultivated with utmost care. A care that continues through the work in the cellar, where each step is carried out with unwavering dedication to enhancing the precious harmony achieved in the vineyards. The wines of Tenuta Luce are born from this philosophy, a project that began in the early 90s, with the meeting of two great men of wine, Vittorio Frescobaldi and Roberto Mondavi, who chose Montalcino and combined their knowledge to pursue the maximum expression of this highly vocated terroir, in a significantly distinctive way. Since 2004, with the end of the partnership with the Mondavi family, Lamberto Frescobaldi has been at the helm of the company.
Taste The Finest Selection of Estate-grown Montalcino Wines
Luce is the iconic wine of the Tenuta. The first wine in the Montalcino zone to be produced from a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, it was inspired by the idea of combining the elegant structure of Sangiovese and the enfolding roundedness of Merlot, a choice that was made through a desire to pay tribute to, and to showcase that world-class winemaking area by interpreting it in a heretofore unprecedented stylistic key. Luce is produced from specifically designated vineyards that were selected for their proven, outstanding qualities. Vintage after vintage, the vinification process and blend assembly follow and respect the characteristics of the grapes in each individual growing year, yet without deviating from the guiding concept of a harmonious balance between Sangiovese and Merlot, which is what distinguishes Luce. Luce ferments, in separate vineyard-parcel lots, in tulip-shaped concrete vats, then matures for 24 months in French oak barrels, 80% new and 20% once-used, followed by a further 6 months’ bottle-ageing.
Lucente is produced from a careful selection of vineyards that have proved ideal for yielding a wine of pronounced fruit and delicious approachability; like Luce, it is a blend of Sangiovese and Merlot, the latter predominant. Thanks to its fruit-rich character, Lucente embodies a different interpretation of the terroir and serves as an ideal entry point into the world of Tenuta Luce. Before bottling, Lucente matures in French oak barrels, 20% new and 80% once used to mature Luce. Luce Brunello was conceived as a tribute to Montalcino and its winemaking traditions. The Sangiovese of the Madonnino vineyard is dedicated to its production, since, thanks to that vineyard’s ideal aspect and soil profile, those grapes personify to the highest degree the varietal elegance and classic structure to the Sangiovese grape. It matures 24 months in large Slavonian oak ovals. Lux Vitis is grown in a 3-hectare Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard planted in 2004 in an area characterized by sandy-mixed soil, conditions in which Cabernet fully succeeds in achieving varietal perfection, marked by a superb elegance. A small amount of Sangiovese is added to the blend, contributing to its complexity, and it matures 24 months in new French oak barrels. Lux Vitis has a very limited production.
Book Our Special Tenuta Luce Winery Tour
We offer a personalized visit and tasting experience at the Estate, with the possibility of staying for lunch. We give every guest the utmost care and attention, following the philosophy of our company. To book the visit, fill out the form in all its parts indicating the desired date at least two days in advance. Once your request has been registered, we will contact you by e-mail.
On this Earth we must be grateful guests.
We are guests, not masters of this world. As such, we must show our gratitude for its beauty, and indeed leave this land better than how we found it to those who will follow. This is the path we take every day, in the vineyard as well as in the cellar. For this reason, we plant the vineyards only and strictly according to the suitability of each parcel. Each of our actions always aims to safeguard the biodiversity that makes the land where Luce is born unique.