Vette, 100% Sauvignon Blanc – Tenuta San Leonardo (75cl) IGT Trentino
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Appelation: Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
Grape: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
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. The wine has changed very little since then,
with recent vintages displaying the same timeless elegance and subtlety
as the first; traits that have helped secure San Leonardo’s place on the
pantheon of great Italian wineries.
Vineyard: The grapes come from vines aged between six and fifteen years,
planted in the northern part of Trentino on porphyric soils. The name
Vette, meaning heights, refers to the majestic peaks that overlook the
vineyards. The grapes were all harvested by hand in September.
Winery: The grapes underwent a pre-fermentation maceration for twelve hours,
followed by a gentle pressing and fermentation in temperature-controlled
stainless-steel tanks lasting twenty days. The wine was then aged for five
months on its lees in tank.
Taste: Delicate flavours of white peaches and citrus, alongside hints of sage. A
pleasing streak of acidity accentuates the mineral notes and the finish is
fresh and grassy.
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