Super Tuscan

Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2021

  • 2021
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2021
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Super Tuscan
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
Winery
Tenuta San Guido
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
92 AVG
Cellar for 10 years or more. Decant for up to an hour before serving.

Le Difese is a rich blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. It is sourced from choice vineyards within Tuscany, growing in soils with a strong presence of clay and limestone. It is bursting with sweet spices, balsamic and ripe red fruits, such as sour cherry, plum and ripe strawberry. A bold Italian red, full of rustic Tuscan charm.

Tenuta San Guido is a family winery now entering its third generation - spearheaded by five cousins. It was founded in the 1940s by Nicolo Incisa, who saw the untapped potential of the Bolgheri region and decided to settle down there. Tenuta San Guido’s land lies between the mountains and the sea, and their vineyards are equally influenced by saline winds and mineral-rich soils.

This Tuscan blend is perfectly balanced in the mouth - velvety tannins meet a wash of clean acidity, luring you into a world of dark fruits. Blackberry jam, plum, wild strawberry and juicy cherry mingle on the palate, with undercurrents of spice, minerality and Italian herbs. The wine was aged for 8 months in Sassicai barrels before release, adding an oaken backbone. Enjoy this wine with a plate of Italian cheese and meat, a tomato-rich pasta dish or a tender cut of lamb.
 
Description
Cellar for 10 years or more. Decant for up to an hour before serving.

Le Difese is a rich blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. It is sourced from choice vineyards within Tuscany, growing in soils with a strong presence of clay and limestone. It is bursting with sweet spices, balsamic and ripe red fruits, such as sour cherry, plum and ripe strawberry. A bold Italian red, full of rustic Tuscan charm.

Tenuta San Guido is a family winery now entering its third generation - spearheaded by five cousins. It was founded in the 1940s by Nicolo Incisa, who saw the untapped potential of the Bolgheri region and decided to settle down there. Tenuta San Guido’s land lies between the mountains and the sea, and their vineyards are equally influenced by saline winds and mineral-rich soils.

This Tuscan blend is perfectly balanced in the mouth - velvety tannins meet a wash of clean acidity, luring you into a world of dark fruits. Blackberry jam, plum, wild strawberry and juicy cherry mingle on the palate, with undercurrents of spice, minerality and Italian herbs. The wine was aged for 8 months in Sassicai barrels before release, adding an oaken backbone. Enjoy this wine with a plate of Italian cheese and meat, a tomato-rich pasta dish or a tender cut of lamb.
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