Barbecue

Barbecue
The estate has existed for over 1500 years: a royal wedding was documented in 588 AD. By 1215, there was a monastery on the site, whose remains can still be seen today. This was the start of vine growing on the estate. These days there are 25 hectares of vineyards. Sited at a relatively low elevation of 150 metres, merlot is planted in gravel-rich soils that were once the bed of a branch of the Adige. Sandier, pH-neutral soils, at elevations of 150-200 metres, host cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and the venerable carmenère vineyards. All the vineyards are in well-drained, nutrient-poor soils. The winery lies in the southern portion of the Trentino region, just a few steps from the border with the Veneto, in what was once a fief of the Church, but today is a small hamlet synonymous with one of Italy’s most historic wine producers. The current owners ancestors took over the estate in 19th century.

What to drink with... barbecue.

Always harder to prepare than they look, when done well barbecues are a real event. The more succulent the meat, the more tannic the wine. If you’re easily distracted and have to hide those burnt edges under the parsley, then go for a smooth wine. Barbecues tend to be social occasions and your guests are more likely to enjoy your company than analyse the wines. If this sounds familiar, pick a crowd pleaser like our Côtes du Rhône Régulus Rouge, the Antucura Intuition Malbec from Argentina or our Alpha Domus The Pilot Merlot Cabernet from NZ. If the sun is burning hot, why not pick a fruity, refreshing rosé? Hope the sun shines for you!

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  1. San Leonardo
    San Leonardo, 2015
    Trentino
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère, Merlot

    From £125.00 per bottle

  2. Villa Gresti di San Leonardo
    Villa Gresti di San Leonardo, 2014
    Trentino
    Carmenère, Merlot

    From £30.00 per bottle

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