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Tenuta San Leonardo
Villa Gresti Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
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Villa Gresti has the carisma of heritage, the authority of a tradition-steeped wine and a modern, dynamic vitality. Seductively versatile, elegant and powerful, Villa Gresti is the quintessence of Tenuta San Leonardo’s distinctively classy style: a precise, balanced wine that instantly attracts attention.

Owner: Marchesi Guerrieri Gonzaga
Website: www.sanleonardo.it
Winemaker: Carlo Ferrini
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 90% Merlot, 10% Carmenere

Vineyard Location: Vallagarina
Orientation: South East
Elevation: 490-650 ft above sea level
Vines Planted: 1995-2005
Trellising: Guyot and spurred cordon
Yield/Acre: 50/60 quintals/ Ha
Soil: Sandy to pebbly soil; loosely packed

Vinification
Cold maceration on the skins for 15-18 days. Fermentation in cement tanks.

Aging Process
The wine ages in new and used barriques for 12 -14 months and 1 more year in the bottle before the release.

Tasting Notes
Color: Intense ruby red
Bouquet: It has a broad, pervasive nose with lingering notes of tobacco and intriguing hints of vanilla and cocoa powder.
Flavor: The palate finds a perfect balance of softness and acidity with the sweet, elegantly assertive and velvet-smooth tannins that are the hallmark of Merlot grape variety.
Pairings: Ideal with red meat dishes, poultry, roasts, braised or stewed meats, game and mature cheeses.

Alcohol Content: 13.5%
Residual Sugar: 1.2 g/L
Serving Temperature: 62°F
Production: 15,000 bts