Le Difese 2018 Tenuta San Guido
Le Difese 2018 is a fine Tuscan wine by Tenuta San Guido. It is made from the fusion between the native Sangiovese grape, king of Tuscany, and the Bordeaux Cabernet Sauvignon. The renowned winery is located in Bolgheri, the undisputed homeland of Bordeaux vines in Italy. Here, the grapes grow on vineyards that rest on limestone soils rich in galestro, partially clayey, at an altitude of 300 meters above sea level. Spontaneous fermentation takes place in steel at controlled temperature, with maceration on the skins for 9-12 days for Cabernet Sauvignon and for about 15-18 days for Sangiovese. After alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation follows, also carried out in steel. The refinement lasts 12 months in old French and partially American oak barrels, for a final refinement in the bottle for 3 months. The Defenses 2018 shows a deep ruby red. The nose opens with aromas of red fruit such as cherry, and small berries such as blackberry and black currant, along with roasted aromas of coffee and persimmon and herbaceous notes of Mediterranean scrub. In the mouth it is full-bodied, balanced between freshness and softness, very pleasant to drink. However, it requires a few years of rest in the cellar, given the considerable predisposition to aging.
DENOMINATION: Toscana IGT
REGION: Tuscany (Italy)
GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Sangiovese 30%
VINIFICATION: soft pressing and destemming of the grapes. Spontaneous fermentation in steel at controlled temperature. Maceration on the skins for 9-12 days for Cabernet Sauvignon and for 15-18 days for Sangiovese with pumping over. Malolactic fermentation carried out in steel. Aging 12 months in French and American second passage oak barrels, 3 months in bottle.