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    VINE TYPE
    The result a of meticoulous assemblage of the Tenuta’s grapes.

    AGE OF THE VINES
    From 5 to 25 years.

    YEILD PER HECTARE
    70/80 quintals/hectare

    HARVEST PERIOD
    The grapes are picked when perfectly ripe during the months of September and October.

    VINIFICATION
    Grapes are destemmed and soft-crushed, with minimal use of sulphur dioxide. The juice ferments and macerates on the skins for a long period of time, during which the cap is punched down daily. The must is coldclarified by allowing the lees to settle.

    MATURATION
    80% aged for 18 months in big Slavonian oak barrels and the remaining 20% in French barriques for at least 6 months.

    BOTTLE AGEING
    For at least six months before release onto the market.

    SENSORY ANALYSIS
    Brilliant ruby red, with attractive depth and decent length. The aromas are alcohol and fruit-rich when the wine is young, later mellowing with bottle
    age into ripe plum fruit layered over a faintly grassy background note. Dry, soft and well-balanced on the palate, it reveals a pleasing bitterish twist in the finish. Good aromatic length.

    FOOD MATCHES
    A classic food wine with rice and pasta in tomato or meat sauces, and filled pasta, as well as grilled meats, poultry, white meats and soft cheeses.

    SERVING TEMPERATURE
    8-12°C.

    AGEING POTENTIAL
    5 years or more.

    ALCOHOL
    12,5%-13%.

    FORMATS
    Available in 75cl bottles and 1.5L magnums.



    VINTAGE GAMBERO ROSSO BIBENDA A.I.S. VERONELLI L’ESPRESSO DOCTOR WINE WINE SPECTATOR WINE ADVOCATE INT.
    WINE CELLAR
    WINE ENTHUSIAST JAMES SUCKLING
    2012 Due Bicchieri Rossi 4 Grappoli 88/100 17,5/20 90 92
    2011 Due Bicchieri 4 Grappoli 17/20 86
    2010 Due Bicchieri Rossi 4 Grappoli 88/100 18,5/20 88
    2009 Due Bicchieri 4 Grappoli 88/100 15/20 88
    2008 Due Bicchieri 4 Grappoli 88/100 16,5 88 90 88
    2007 Due Bicchieri 4 Grappoli 90/100 16,5 89 90
    2006 Due Bicchieri 4 Grappoli 90/100 16,5 89

    «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]