Tenuta San Leonardo 'Vette di San Leonardo' Sauvignon Blanc 2021


More than 1000 years ago, it was a monastery, but for over three centuries now San Leonardo has served as the residence of the Marchesi Guerrieri Gonzaga family, its proud custodians. Today, the San Leonardo estate is a garden of vineyards and roses, protected by the massive barrier of the Alps, which blunt the force of the cold northern winds while the valley floor benefits from, and in turn releases, warmth from nearby Lake Garda. The tenuta remains an antique world, in which winemaking practices, still uncompromisingly artisanal, yield wines that are true gems of Italy’s wine tradition, marked by freshness, harmony, and an innate elegance.

Vette di San Leonardo is 100% Sauvignon Blanc aged for 5 months solely in stainless steel. Vette is named for the imposing peaks that rise above its Sauvignon Blanc vineyard, and it is the true height of refreshing crispness and earthy minerality.

"Straw yellow with greenish highlights. This wine has an aromatic fragrance with the typical hints of white peach, green peppercorn over a pleasing note of sage. Vette is the true height of refreshing crispness and earthy minerality." Winemaker Notes

"This striking Sub-Alpine sauvignon blanc smells like a perfectly ripe pink grapefruit, but also has a slew of fresh-herb and nettle aromas! Juicy and polished on the mediumto full-bodied palate, the very lively acidity making the finish mouthwateringly delightful. Drink or hold." - 92 points, James Suckling


Producer: Tenuta San Leonardo

Country: Italy

Region: Trentino-Alto Adige

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

Appellation: Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml