Lucca is named after a picturesque village in Tuscany.
This non-vintage, Sangiovese-based blend, red has a nose of dark berry and sweet brown spice. The flavor has classic elements of bright berry fruit with hints of forest floor and is supported by a firm tannic finish.
The wine was aged in older French oak barrels which preserves the bright fruit character and smooth finish. Open now . . . or hold.
This is a perfect wine for everyday meals, and pairs very well with pastas in tomato sauces, veal dishes, poultry, beef, or pizza. Salut!
The 2018 vintage is still predominantly Cannonau (Grenache), but with an added touch of Rossolo (Mourvedre). This addition brings a bit more depth to our Rosato. Deep rose in color with blue tints, the wine has intense strawberry character and a slightly sweet finish. Delicious on its own, we also enjoy pairingour Rosato with grilled sausages, cheeses, or fried chicken. Serve chilled.
Bill traveled to Italy and worked in conjunction with grape growers there to produce this wine. The grapes are from a vineyard located in the rolling hills of Marche, Italy, and totally pampered by agronomist Dr. Marco Cavalieri. Swept and cooled by breezes off the Adriatic Sea, this area is renowned for its intensely flavored Montepulciano grapes. The intense nose on this vintage displays spice and earth with a trace of cooking chocolate. Purple violets, black licorice and clove lifesavers all come to mind. The brisk acidity and rounded tannins make it possible to cellar this wine for two or three years before popping the cork, but it’s very drinkable now, particularly when paired with a selection of Italian cured meats, Bolognese sauce over pasta or a hearty stew.
We currently have 2014, 2015 and 2018 vintages available.