Terre di San Leonardo
Bright and brilliant ruby red with vibrant aromas of dark fruit, wild berry, dried tobacco and mint
The top winery in the region and one of the most consistent in the whole country (its 'San Leonardo' wine, known by a number of critics as "the Sassicaia of the North", has been voted the best wine of Italy for two consecutive years).
The Terre is from the younger fruit and, Merlot-dominant, at the price compares favourably to a warm vintage Pomerol or Saint Emilion, full of spicy ripe plum and roasted herbs.
Drinking well now but a further 5 years cellaring will elicit even more satisfaction.
"The Grand Vin of this estate has been voted finest wine in Italy for two years running and this – made with the same care and attention but form the younger vines – is an undervalued corker” Johnny Ray, The Spectator “The best wines to put you in a holiday mood” (17th August)
"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." 91 pts, James suckling
"AThe 2016 Terre di San Leonardo Rosso is an excellent introduction to the producer and their style. The wine is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Carmenère from younger vines, yet the same terroir of the flagship San Leonardo. The bigger difference here is in the composition, with Merlot taking a front seat to Carmenère, and in the aging, using a blend of 80% concrete and 20% French oak for a shorter period of time. That said, the Terre di San Leonardo is intended to be the fresher and more immediate wine of the house. Crushed black cherries, wild, peppery herbs, crushed stone and hints of animal musk can be found in the glass. It trades power for tension, displaying a mix of tart woodland red and black berry fruits, complemented by zesty acids and minerals with just a hint of sweet spice. Its structure is present yet doesn’t overwhelm." 91 pts, Eric guido, Vinous
|Grower||Tenuta San Leonardo|
|Duty Paid / In Bond||Duty Paid|
|Bottle or Case?||Price by the Bottle, Price by the Case|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot|
|Wine Type||Red wines|
|Wine Style||Smooth Red|
|Winemaking||Organic wines, Sustainable farming|
|Drinkability||Early in drinking window|
Tenuta San Leonardo
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