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Tenuta San Leonardo
Carmenère Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
This variety belongs to the Cabernet family of grapes. The name “Carménère” originates from the French word for crimson (carmin) which refers to the brilliant crimson colour of the autumn foliage prior to leaf-fall. San Leonardo’s Carmenère comes from the estate’s oldest vineyards. The grapes are vinified exclusively in cement tanks (50-80 hl), and undergo manual cap immersion several times a day.

Owner: Marchesi Guerrieri Gonzaga
Website: www.sanleonardo.it
Winemaker: Carlo Ferrini
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Carmenère

Vineyard Location: Vallagarina
Orientation: South East
Elevation: 490-650 ft above sea level
Vines Planted: 1966 - 1980
Trellising: Guyot and spurred cordon
Yield/Acre: 50/60 quintals/ Ha
Soil: Sandy to pebbly soil; loosely packed

Fermentation in cement tanks for 15/18 days.

Aging Process
In new and used barriques for 18/24 months plus 3 more years in the bottle

Tasting Notes
Color: Pronounced ruby red colour with violet highlights
Bouquet: It has remarkable aromatic intensity, with fragrances encompassing green peppers and wild berries
Flavor: The palate is full and warm, slightly herbaceous when young, becoming more rounded with age; it has an exceptionally prolonged aromatic persistence. A wine of quite extraordinary character and longevity
Pairings: Ideal with red meat dishes, poultry, roasts, braised or stewed meats, game and mature cheeses

Alcohol Content: 13%
Residual Sugar: 1 g/L
Serving Temperature: 64 °F
Production: 4,000 bottles