James Suckling 91
“A lightly herbal red with impressions of dried hay, redcurrants and cranberry pie. Light to medium body, fine yet firm tannins and a medium finish. Drink now.”~JS
"The varied microclimates of San Leonardo favored the introduction of international varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon, cultivated at the higher elevations, and Merlot, grown in the low lands of the estate. Terre di San Leonardo is a youthful interpretation of the micrcoclimate, a classic Bordeaux style blend, which retraces the terroir path trod by its prestgious sibling San Leonardo, matching its intensity and refined elegance."
"Brilliant ruby red with attractive depth. The aromas are alcohol and fruit-rich when the wine is young, mellowing with bottle aging into ripe plum fruit layered over a grassy background note. Dry, soft and well-balanced on the palate, it reveals a pleasing bitterish twist in the finish. Good aromatic length. Ideal with rice and pasta in tomato or meat sauces, and filled pastas, as well as grilled meats, poultry, white meats and soft cheeses."~Winery Notes
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Located in the Vallagrina, an area carved out by the Adige river, Tenuta San Leonardo enjoys a temperate climate that benefi ts from the Ora del Garda wind. Once a medieval fi ef that spanned over 740 acres, Tenuta San Leonardo has been producing wine for centuries. Under the ownership of the Guerrieri Gonzaga family since the mid-18th century, this estate has often been the setting of historical events, from the marriage of Longbard kings to the negotiation of the WWI armistice with Austria.
Today, San Leonardo has approximately 50 acres of vineyards planted with international varietals that thrive in the varied microclimates of the estate. The majority of the vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, but Carmenere, Cabernet Franc and Merlot are also abundant. Cultivation is focused on low yields and highly concentrated grapes. The resulting wines have a great depth, concentration and an aristocratic finesse that can go toe-to-toe against the world's finest Bordeaux blends.