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MOSBY Lucca Wine Details

Description: Lucca is a red table wine made from Mosby estate Sangiovese, and is every bit as good as many Chianti Classicos. Perfect for everyday meals, Lucca is one of the best wine values in the Santa Ynez Valley. This dry red table wine has classic flavors of dark cherry and light oak with a bright, balanced acidity and smooth finish.

Varietal Definition
Sanguis Jovis, the Latin origin for the varietal name, literally means “blood of Jove.” Sangiovese is one of the oldest known varietals and it is likely that ancient Etruscan winemakers cultivated it, although the first literary reference to Sangiovese was in 1722. Sangiovese is probably indigenous to Tuscany, whose most famous wine is Chianti. Chianti is a blend that currently contains a minimum of 90% Sangiovese.Sangiovese thrives in hot dry climates. Because these climatic criteria generally enhance quantity, rather than quality, it takes careful cultivation and winemaking techniques to produce really excellent wine from this grape.


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