Le Difese Toscana IGT from top producer Tenuta San Guido. A wine made from younger Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese vines at this famous Bolgheri Winery. Always a wine with reliable quality.
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|Producer||Tenuta San Guido|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||70 % Cabernet Sauvignon and 30 % Sangiovese|
|Maturation||About 8 months in french oak barriques.|
|Pairs with||Pasta dishes, red or white meat or medium aged cheeses. Serve at 16-18 C.|
The vineyards are planted on plots of land with different and composite characteristics, as well as with a strong presence of limestone. These areas are also rich in rocks and rather rich in clay and are located at an altitude between 100 and 300 meters.
The grapes were hand-picked and went through a very gentle crushing and de-stemming of the grapes followed by fermentation in temperature controlled steel vats without the addition of yeast. The maceration on the skins lasted 9 to 12 days for Cabernet Sauvignon and about 15 to 18 days for Sangiovese. It was followed by pumpovers of the musts and délestages in order to soften the wine tannins. The secondary fermentation (Malolactic fermentation) also took place in steel vats. After the malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged for 12 months in oak barrels and released on the market after three months in the bottle.
Colour: Intense ruby red
Bouquet: The nose is intense and persistent with floral notes.
Taste: A good structure and extreme softness that make it absolutely pleasant, great to drink and excellent roundness.
Longevity 5-10 years.