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Tenuta San Leonardo
Terre di San Leonardo Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

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 microclimate, a classic Bordeaux style blend, which retraces the terroir path trod by its prestigious sibling San Leonardo, matching its intensity and refined elegance.

Owner: Marchesi Guerrieri Gonzaga
Website: www.sanleonardo.it
Winemaker: Carlo Ferrini
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot

Vineyard Location: Vallagarina
Orientation: Southeast
Elevation: 490-650 ft above sea level
Vines Planted: 1987-2007
Trellising: Guyot and spurred cordon
Yield/Acre: 70-80 ql/Ha
Soil: Sandy to pebbly soil; loosely packed

Grapes are destemmed and softly pressed. Maceration on the skins for 15-18 days. Fermentation in cement tanks

Aging Process
80% aged in large, Slovenian oak barrels for 18 months and 20% in French barriques for at least six months; bottle refined for a minimum of six months

Tasting Notes
Color: Brilliant ruby red
Bouquet: Fruit rich when young, evolving to notes of ripe plum with an undertone of grassy notes ove
Flavor: Dry, soft and well-balanced with long aromatics
Pairings: Perfect for rice and pasta dishes with tomato, white meats, grilled meats and soft cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 1 g/L
Serving Temperature: 60°F
Production: 95,000 bottles