Villa Gresti Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
- Tasting Notes
- Pairs With
- ColorIntense ruby red
- NoseIt has a broad, pervasive nose with lingering notes of tobacco andintriguing hints of vanilla and cocoa powder.
- FlavorThe palate finds a perfect balance ofsoftness and acidity with the sweet, elegantly assertive and velvet-smooth tanninsthat are the hallmark of Merlot grape variety.
Trentino At a Glance
Region Name Trentino
In the northernmost reaches of Italy, close to the Austrian border, the dramatic landscape is a fitting backdrop to one of the world’s most important wine-producing areas.
|Vintage||Publication||Score||Review Date||POS Generator|
|2015||Vinous Media||93||Nov 2020||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2015||James Suckling||92||Nov 2019||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2014||James Suckling||93||Nov 2019||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2014||Wine Advocate||91||Feb 2021||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2014||Wine Spectator||90||Oct 2019||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2014||Vinous Media||89||Jan 2019||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
|2011||Vinous Media||90||Jan 2019||Shelf Talker||Full Page Review|
- Score: 93 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media The 2015 Villa Gresti di San Leonardo is a blend of Merlot with a dollop of Carmenère from an old vineyard located around Villa Gresti. It opens up with breathtaking aromatics, showing dusty black cherry and wild blueberry with a peppery, herbal infusion, as notes of moist dark soil and roses form. There’s a stimulating mixture of acids and salty minerals that offsets its silky textures in a red-fruited display that is more savory than sweet. Tannins build but never get in the way, finishing lifted and refined, with notes of blueberry skins and herbs. Wow. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 92 Vintage 2015 James Suckling A very subtle, enticing red that shows dried blackcurrants, dried cedar, walnuts and tobacco. Finely spiced and structured with firm tannins and driven acidity. Drink from 2021. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 93 Vintage 2014 James Suckling Dried cumin, tobacco, cedar, walnuts and hazelnuts punctuate the glazed blackcurrants and blackberries also on offer. Full-bodied and fleshy on the palate with plenty of generosity and density yet marvelous structure and panache. Drink from 2022. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 91 Vintage 2014 Wine Advocate The Tenuta San Leonardo 2014 Villa Gresti marries Merlot and Carmenère in a wine that shows a mid-weight texture, bright freshness and accessible fruit. Villa Gresti occupies the mid-upper range in the estate portfolio. From a cool and humid vintage, it shows some greenness with subtle tones of olive or mountain herb at the back of sour cherry and plum. There is no mistaking the cool-climate, alpine personality of this tart red wine. Now, seven years from the harvest, it feels much younger than it really is. I might suggest more aging time to soften it out. Production is 15,000 bottles. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 90 Vintage 2014 Wine Spectator An elegant red, fresh and medium- to full-bodied, with sculpted tannins and a concentrated range of cassis, dusty sage, loamy mineral and graphite notes that linger on the finish. Merlot and Carmenère. Drink now through 2024. 1,250 cases made. –AN Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 89 Vintage 2014 Vinous Media Deep red-ruby. Pungently floral nuances complement red cherry and a hint of cassis on the nose. Minerals, medicinal herbs and earth tones are complicated by candied violet and cocoa. Finishes clean and pretty. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
- Score: 90 Vintage 2011 Vinous Media Deep red-ruby. Aromas and flavors of red cherry, cedar, black tea, coffee and potpourri. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering gently sweet red fruit flavors that take a darker turn with air. The polished rising tannins build slowly, nicely framing the long, fresh, juicy and subtly flinty finish. Shelf Talker Full Page Review