2016 Luce Solare
An exceptionally lively and fruity red wine with a nose of bright red cherries and fresh raspberries that leap out of the glass and carry through onto the palate. Pristine acidity gives it balance and energy. This is a fabulous food wine is a blend of Barbera, Sangiovese and Montepulciano.
Barbera and Sangiovese grapes grown in an Amador vineyard situated at nearly 2000 feet were blended to Montepulciano grown on the winery estate in Sonoma's Alexander Valley.
A co-fermented blend of 45% Barbera, 50% Sangiovese and 5% Montepulciano. Following a brief cold soak, the grapes underwent fermentation in open top fermentors which were punched down by hand daily. 25% new French oak.