|Year||Quality||Advice for drinking||Reccomandation||Decanting time||Serving Temperature|
|2006||Great wine, one of the best vintages, elegant and powerful. Better to wait||1 h||16°C|
|2005||Now it is starting to open up, extremely refined.||1 h||16°C|
|2004||Great wine, it may be tasted but better to wait it will continue to improve!||1 h||16°C|
|2003||It is ready to be drunk, extremely fresh vintage.||1 h||16°C|
|2001||Great Wine, To Drink or to Hold a few more years||1 h||16°C|
|2000||To be drunk||1 h||16°C|
- To Drink
- To Drink or to Hold a few more years
- To Hold
Villa Gresti has the carisma of heritage, the authority of a tradition-steeped wine and a teneciously modern, dynamic vitality. Seductively versatile, its elegance reinforced by the power of the Merlot grape, Villa Gresti is the quintessence of Tenuta San Leonardo’s distinctively gracious style: a precise, satisfyingly balanced wine that instantly attracts attention.
Villa Gresti’s velvet-smooth, caressing sensory profile has an assertive finish that is as enjoyable at it is alluring and the structure, resonant with authority, exalts the breadth of the close-knit texture. Enjoy now or in years to come.
Merlot 90%, Carmenère 10%
Age of Vines
From 10 to 20 years
Yeld per Hectare
50 to 60 quintals (2.25 to 2.67 tons).
The grapes are picked when perfectly ripe in late September.
Grapes are hand-selected on a conveyor belt, then 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 cold-clarified by allowing the lees to settle.
After fermentation in cement tanks, the wine begins to mature in small new 225-litre barrels, where it will stay for 12 to 14 months
For at least 12 months.
Intense ruby red, it has a broad, pervasive nose with lingering notes of tobacco and intriguing hints of vanilla and cocoa powder. The palate finds a perfect balance of softness and acidity with the sweet, elegantly assertive and velvet-smooth tannins that are the hallmark of this variety.
An ideal partner for red meat dishes, poultry, roasts, braised or stewed meats, game and mature cheeses.
More than 10 years
Magnum, 0.750 l