Why is this Wine so Yummy?
Described by Gambero Rosso as one of the “fifty wineries that changed Italy,” it is impossible not to be captivated by the sheer beauty of San Leonardo. Established in 1770 with the Dolomites serving
as an imposing backdrop, the estate includes protected parkland, a stunning villa (headquarters of the counterespionage section of the German high command during WWII), a museum, the original
Roman road to Austria and a cellar to rival any Bordeaux chateau. The comparisons with Bordeaux do not end there, for the wine could easily pass as cru classé left bank. The wine that became an
Italian classic is made from Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Carmenere, released only in the best vintages. Terre is the junior sibling, more fruit forward with ripe plum, dark cherry,
spice, leather and Trentino’s classic mineral backbone.
VINE TRAINING SYSTEMS
Guyot and spurred cordon at a density of 6,600 plants per hectare.
AGE OF VINES
From 20 to 50 years.
YIELD PER HECTARE
50–60 quintals/hectare (2.25-2.67 tons/acre).
The grapes are picked when perfectly ripe during the months of September and October.
For at least one year before release onto the market.
Intense ruby red with garnet highlights. The aroma is expressive with balsamic notes, forest fruits, chocolate, tobacco, pepper and elegant nuances of bell pepper. The palate is full, warm and impressively rounded, with intense aromatics that linger on the palate.
Game, roasted duck, lamb, aged cheeses from cow’s milk, cheese/vanilla soufflé, snails, truffles, dark chocolate.
25 years or more.