Grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Carmenere, 10% Merlot.
Region: Italy> Trentino> Vigneti Delle Dolomiti. Notes: Grapes fermented and aged separately, precise proportions are decided only after rigorous tasting, barrique by barrique. 18-24 months in oak (25% new) and 1 year in bottle before release.
In 1646 the Gresti family (grape growers) was asked by the Church to cultivate the vines surrounding the church of San Leonardo. By 1724 the Gresti family leased the vines and by 1770 the Gresti family purchased the land and vines. The estate has been in the family ever since.
San Leonardo is a skillful blend of wines from different grapes that are fermented and aged separately. The grapes are harvested when perfectly ripe. Magical heir to a tradition known the world over as Bordeaux blending (Meritage or Claret).
“I find it difficult to think of any wine anywhere that has changed as little over the last 30 years as San Leonardo, surely the most successful Bordeaux blend of northern Italy.” - Jancis Robinson