San Leonardo Villa Gresti (Magnum)

Trentino, Italy   |  Smooth Red   |  Carmenère, Merlot   |  2006
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SKU
SLEO-VIGR-2006
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Product Name Qty
SLEO-VIGR-2006-1-1500-DP
1 x 1500ml
£68.00
Free delivery over £75

Intense ruby red, it has a broad, pervasive nose with lingering notes of tobacco.

We picked up a nice parcel of 2006 Villa Gresti with our last shipment from San Leonardo and are offering at a very attractive price as there has been some bottle variation. This Merlot based cuvée is fully mature and initially quite fragile. Leafy, ferrous, orange peel and tobacco notes around dark forest fruits, a touch pruneaux on the nose. A focussed and lean, savoury palate with marked acidity follows with currants, cacoa nibs, dried cranberry, cedar. This really benefits from an hour or two breathing and is even richer and plusher the following day.

Villa Gresti (named in honour of Marchesi’s ancestor Gemma di Gresti who helped repatriate thousands of Italian prisoners of war from Russia after World War I. An impressive wine for an impressive lady, Villa Gresti is fast closing the gap on San Leonardo and based as it is on a different blend (90% Merlot) from separate vineyards is not a second wine but an alternative expression of the estate’s unique terroir. This leaves many big-name and bigger-price Pomerols in the shade.

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  GrowerTenuta San Leonardo
  Bottle size750
  Duty Paid / In BondDuty Paid
  Vintage2006
  CountryItaly
  RegionTrentino
  GrapeCarmenère, Merlot
  Wine TypeRed wines
  Wine StyleSmooth Red
  WinemakingOrganic wines, Sustainable farming
  OakMildly Oaked
  DrinkabilityEarly in drinking window
  SweetnessDry
  Abv13%

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