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    Our grappa is made from the pomace of San Leonardo grapes and crafted by Master Distiller Bruno Franceschini of Cavaion Veronese. Following only a light pressing, the pomace is immediately distilled using steam heated pot stills.
    Created using ancient and traditional methods, this grappa maintains the subtlety, austerity and elegance typical of the Estate’s wines.


    CATEGORY
    Pomace brandy.

    RAW MATERIAL
    Fermented grape pomace

    SOURCE
    Tenuta San Leonardo.

    GRAPE RIPENING PERIOD
    September – October.

    DISTILLATION PERIOD
    October – November.

    STILL TYPE
    Pot stills working in a discontinuous cycle.

    DISTILLATION METHOD
    Direct vapour. To produce a good grappa it is necessary that the pomace be completed fermented, then distilled immediately after drawing off the wine and following only a light pressing. The distillate obtained is 75% vol. and before bottling it is diluted with distilled water, bringing it to the percentage required, refrigerated to a temperature of 10 °C and filtered 48 hours later.

    BOTTLE AGEING
    In the bottle for at least 6 months before release onto the market.

    COMPONENTS
    Water and ethyl alcohol; hundreds of secondary components are also present in minute quantities. It is these superior alcohols, esters, aldehydes, oils and so on that contribute to the sensory characteristics of the distillate.

    ALCOHOL
    45% vol.

    SENSORY ANALYSIS
    A white grappa that is perfectly dry yet velvet-smooth and full-bodied.

    SERVING TEMPERATURE
    16°C.

    AGEING POTENTIAL
    Unlimited.

    FORMATS
    0.5 litre and Magnum (2L)



    «San Leonardo has grown steadily in stature to rank among the finest Bordeaux blends of Italy»

    [Burton Anderson Best Italian Wines 2000]

    «Des vins aristocratiques e d’une grande civilità»

    [Revue du vin de France, fevrier 2003]

    «This blockbuster Bordeaux Blend from Trentino is clearly the Sassicaia of the north»

    [James Suckling, Wine Spectator, December 2001 ]


    «È un monumento a Bordeaux in terra Italiana»

    [Guida Duemila Vini AIS Italiana 2006]

    «Un vin d’une grande finesse et élégance»

    [Markus del Monego MW Master of Wine & World Champion Sommelier 2007]

    «Spicca per l’innata eleganza»

    [Spirito di Vino, maggio 2008]


    «Einen der spannendsten Weine des Landes, eine Cuvée nach bordelaiser Vorbild, aber mit viel aristokratischer Finesee und italienischer Eleganza»

    [Richard Grosche, Weinwelt 2009]

    «The San Leonardo estate has been producing some of Italy’s finest Bordeaux style wines for generations»

    [Nicolas Belfrage, World of Fine Wines 2009]

    «È un mito della viticoltura tra le Dolomiti»

    [Guida del Gambero Rosso 2012]


    «I Marchesi Guerrieri Gonzaga producono uno dei più grandi rossi Italiani di taglio bordolese»

    [Guida de l’Espresso 2012]

    «San Leonardo is one of the great wines of Italy»

    [Monica Larner for the Robert Parker The Wine Advocate December 2014]

    «I find it difficult to think of any wine anywhere that has changed as little over the last 30 years as San Leonardo, surely the most successful Bordeaux blend of northern Italy»

    [Jancis Robinson August 2012]