Tenuta San Leonardo - 'Terre di San Leonardo' Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2017
Tenuta San Leonardo covers an overall area of 300 hectares, of which the vineyards, planted to red grapes beginning at an elevation of 150 metres, amount to 30 hectares. Merlot is planted in pebble-rich soils that were once the bed of a tributary of the Adige, while Cabernet Sauvignon and the old vineyards of Carmenère are in predominantly sandy soils. All are well-drained, low-fertility soils that yield wines with truly unusual levels of anthocyanins, and not just for the Trentino. In 2015, San Leonardo launched a project of conversion to organic viticulture, which concluded successfully in late 2018 with the award of official certification. In the same year, the BWA Friends of Biodiversity organization certified San Leonardo as a Friend of Biodiversity, testifying to San Leonardo ́s deep commitment to preserving the character of its growing area.
Terre, a Bordeaux blend like San Leonardo and from the same terroir, follows in the footsteps of its “elder brother,” here with remarkable crispness and enviable balance.
A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Carmenère. Spontaneous 15/18 day fermentation in small concrete vats with periodic pumpovers and délestage. Aged 80% in concrete vats and 20% in French oak barrels.
Producer: Tenuta San Leonardo
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Carmenère
Appellation:Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT
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