The family-owned wine estate of Tenuta San Leonardo, located in Italy, has a rich history that dates back to 1724. Located near the Trentino Mountains and Lake Garda, this estate follows the 300-year-old viticultural practices even today, as a result of which, it crafts fresh, elegant and crisp wines to date. Over 300 years ago, the men of this historic wine family were warriors, who had great pride in their professions. One of the ancestors of this family, Marchese Tullo married Gemma de Gresti. Gresti’s family had owned the Tenuta San Leonardo wine estate for over 200 years. So, from then on, the family started to take winemaking seriously, and the rest is history.
Deep, dark and sensual, the 2016 Tenuta San Leonardo lifts from the glass with an alluring mix of crushed blackberry and plum. With time it blossoms further to reveal tobacco, brown spice, white smoke and peppery florals. It's velvety and wonderfully textural, yet also energized by a complex mix of stimulating acids and minerals, giving life to ripe fruits, as youthful tannins slowly clamp down. The finish is incredibly long and structured. There’s energy and verve, mixing black raspberry with hints of liquorice under an air of purple-tinged flowers.
Current Vintage: 2016
Region: Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy