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    Our barrel-aged grappa is made from the pomace of San Leonardo grapes and crafted by Master Distiller Bruno Franceschini of Cavaion Veronese. This refined spirit is presented in elegant decanters.
    Born of an idea of Anselmo Guerrieri Gonzaga, it sets itself apart from the Grappa Bianca thanks to
    some five years of ageing in French oak barriques which were previously used to age our San Leonardo wine, lending the spirit a very special aroma and depth.


    CATEGORY
    Distillato di vinaccia invecchiato.

    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.

    AGEING
    For five years in French oak barrels, in which the Estate’s flagship wine, San Leonardo, has previously matured.

    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
    This Grappa Stravecchia has has a characteristic amber-gold appearance. Full bodied, aromatic and subtly elegant, a seriously good spirit with a unique sensory profile. It is distilled in limited quantities and is to be savoured in a reflective mood.

    SERVING TEMPERATURE
    16/18°C. Serve in large glasses to appreciate the aromas to the full.

    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]