From the suppliers of top Michelin restaurants in Britain, this stunning wine will not disappoint you.
San Leonardo is the magical heir to a tradition known the world over as Bordeaux blending. Dreams and heritage mingle to bring you a wine that conveys all its land-rooted character and genuine territory-focused appeal.
A powerful yet elegant red, San Leonardo brings together the colours, aromas and savours of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot aged in small oak barrels, melding them harmoniously into a uniquely intense, full-bodied wine with superb depth of flavour.
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Type: Intense ruby red with garnet highlights. A wine of remarkable intensity on the nose, which layers bell peppers and wild berries over a background note of vanilla. The palate San Leonardo is a skilful blend of wines from three grapes that are fermented and aged separately: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc and 10% Merlot. Before it goes into bottle, the precise proportions of the blend are decided only after rigorous tasting of samples, barrique by barrique.
Training system: Guyot and spurred cordon at a density of 5.000 to 6.600 plants per hectare.
Age of Vines: From 10 to 30 years
Average Yield per hectare: 50-60 quintals/hectare (2.25-2.67 tons/acre).
Harvest: The grapes are picked when perfectly ripe during the months of September and October.
Grapes are hand-selected on a conveyor belt, then destemmed and soft-crushed, with minimal use of sulphur dioxide. The juice ferments and macerates slowly on the skins, during which time the cap is punched down daily. The must is cold-clarified by allowing the lees to settle.
The early months of maturation in large tanks are followed by 24 months in new, once and twice-used French barriques.
Bottle Ageing: For about one year before release onto the market.
Alcohol Content: 13% vol
Intense ruby red with garnet highlights. A wine of remarkable intensity on the nose, which layers bell peppers and wild berries over a background note of vanilla. The palate is full, warm and impressively rounded, with intense aromatics that linger on the palate.
Red meats, poultry, roasts, braised or stewed meats, game and mature cheeses.
Cellar Lifespan: More than 15 years.
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Produced by: Tenuta San Leonardo
Serving temperature: 16° C
Sold by: FortyFive10
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