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Tenute di Castelgiocondo e Luce della Vite s.a. srl.

Fraz. Geografica A/369, 53024 Montalcino (SI)

Telephone +39 055 27141
Fax +39 055 289546

This company is co-exhibitor of
Schlumberger Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG

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ProWein 2017 hall map (Hall 14): stand D91

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ProWein 2017 fairground map: Hall 14

Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.09  Italy
  •  Toscana

Our products

Product category: Toscana


Luce was the first wine created in Montalcino by blending Sangiovese and Merlot. Combining the roundedness and softness of Merlot with the structure and elegance of Sangiovese might seem a rather obvious idea, and yet it took the insight and collaboration of the Marchesi de’ Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi Families to launch this innovative project in the land of the world renown Brunello di Montalcino, a wine made strictly from Sangiovese.

In 2002 the responsibility passed entirely to Lamberto Frescobaldi, who continues to this day to write the history of Luce in the land of the world renown Brunello di Montalcino, joining the tradition of Sangiovese, so historic to this area, with the innovation represented by Merlot, introduced into Montalcino only in 1976.

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Product category: Toscana


Lucente is Luce’s second wine, sourced from the same vineyards as Luce. The grapes are carefully selected to yield a wine with a contemporary flair, reflective of its distinctive terroir. The wine matures for 12 months in the barrel room at the Luce della Vite estate in Montalcino and is then bottled in the cellar there.

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Product category: Toscana


Matured three years in Allier oak barrels before bottling, this Grappa Invecchiata boasts a remarkable bouquet, beautifully edged with fruit and spice. A supple, smooth palate exhibits great elegance and aromatic complexity.

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About us

Company details

Luce is the result of a project launched in the early 1990s, the fruit of a dream of two leaders in the history of wine, Vittorio Frescobaldi and Robert Mondavi. Their common goal was to unite together their individual passionate commitments and their own personal traditions, in order to offer the world a truly exceptional, utterly different wine, grown in the heart of Montalcino. Their sons, Lamberto and Tim, at that time both young winemakers, were the ones who brought into reality their fathers’ vision, uniting together in a magisterial blend, Sangiovese and Merlot, a wine that was given the name Luce, as tribute to an element essential for the flourishing of every new being.
The first two vintages, 1993 and 1994, were released together, in 1997, and aroused enormous interest, fascinated by the innovative character that was the hallmark of this project. But that was just the beginning, and any uncertainty engendered by the arrival on stage of an unexpected new actor quickly gave way to appreciation for the new wine’s indubitable quality.

Year after year, Luce succeeded in crafting an expression that was uniquely individual to each growing season. Beginning with the 2004 vintage, the direction of Luce was entrusted solely to Lamberto Frescobaldi.

Lamberto Frescobaldi:
his passion and his expertise will inspire him as he meets the challenge of guiding into the future the visionary project created by his father and Robert Mondavi

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