Terre di San Leonardo – Tenuta San Leonardo (75cl) IGT Trentino

£19.50 Inc. VAT

Vintage: 2016
Country: Italy
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Appelation: Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
Grape: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot 10% Carmenère
Alcohol: 13%
Closure: Cork

Producer: Tenuta San Leonardo in Trentino has been home to the Guerrieri
Gonzaga family for over three centuries, but it is only since the second
half of the twentieth century, when Marchese Carlo took over, that this
estate began to take wine production seriously. Following a spell spent
working at Tenuta San Guido with Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, creator of
Sassicaia, he was inspired to see if the clay-limestone soils of his family
estate could yield similar results to those achieved by his mentor. In 1978
the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines joined the Merlot and Carmenere that
had long been planted and in 1982 the first vintage of the flagship San
Leonardo was produced, rapidly taking its place in the pantheon of
Italy’s greatest wines.

Vineyard: Merlot is planted in pebble-rich soils that were once the bed of a tributary
of the Adige river, while Cabernet Sauvignon and the old vineyards of
Carmenère are planted in predominantly sandy soils. All are well-drained
and low-fertility. The vines are between five and twenty-five years old on

Winery: Following gentle crushing, the grapes were passed to concrete vats
where they underwent fermentation using wild yeast. Fermentation lasted
for over fifteen days, with frequent pump-overs and délestages. The
wine underwent malolactic fermentation in vat, before twenty percent of
the wine was passed to French oak barrels for a minimum of six months.

Taste: Immediately approachable, this Bordeaux blend melds ripe plum and
black cherry fruit flavours with dried herbs and a hint of spice. Silky
tannins complement the medium-weight palate whilst the freshness lifts
the finish.

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