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    VINE TYPE
    Sauvignon Blanc

    AGE OF THE VINES
    Variable, from six to fifteen years

    YEILD PER HECTAR
    90 q.li/ha.

    HARVEST PERIOD
    The grapes are picked strictly by hand on reaching perfect ripeness in the month of September.

    VINIFICATION
    After crushing and destemming, the grapes are vinified without the skins; they then undergo pre-fermentative cold maceration, and soft pressing under the protection of nitrogen. Cold fermentation at 12˚C for 12 days.

    MATURATION
    5 months on the yeasts in stainless steel, with frequent batonnage, cold-stabilisation, clarification, filtration and bottling.

    SENSORY ANALYSIS
    Straw-yellow colour with greenish highlights. This wine has an aromatic fragrance with t ypical hints of white peach, green peppercorn over a pleasing note of sage. The palate is dry, enjoyably acidulous, full-bodied, with great mineral complexity and polish.

    FOOD MATCHES
    Pleasing and intriguing as an aperitif, it is an ideal partner for fish dishes (both grilled and smoked), white meats, charcuterie and soft cheeses.

    SERVING TEMPERATURE
    12-14°C.

    TENUTA ALL’INVECCHIAMENTO
    Two years. If consumed when young, the aromatic and fruity notes come to the fore, and over time these notes become more complex, with mineral
    touches appearing.

    ALCOHOL
    13%.

    FORMATS
    Available in 75cl bottles.



    VINTAGE GAMBERO ROSSO BIBENDA A.I.S. VERONELLI L’ESPRESSO JANCIS ROBINSON DOCTOR WINE THE WINE ADVOCATE INTERNATIONAL WINE CELLAR WINE ENTHUSIAST
    2014 Due Bicchieri Rossi 4 Grappoli 90 91
    2013 Due Bicchieri Rossi 4 Grappoli 16,5/20 88
    2012 Due Bicchieri Rossi 4 Grappoli 89/100 15,5/20 15,5/20
    2011 Due Bicchieri Rossi 4 Grappoli 89/100 15,5/20 15,5/20

    «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]