Le Difese Tenuta San Guido 2018
The Tenuta San Guido estate is renowned for crafting Sassicaia, Italy’s first and only single estate vinyard to be granted it’s own apellation, DOC Bolghari Sassicaia. Born out of the ambition of Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta to plant Bordeaux varieties in Tuscany, Sassicaia has paved the way for what is now known as the Super Tuscan. Following the success of Sassicaia, the estate has gone on to develop and introduce two additional wines to the brand; Guidalberto and Le Difese.
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Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
The third wine of the estate and one that was produced since 2003, Le Difese is a blend of 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats and it is then aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels and for a further three months in the bottle. The younger addition to the range of Tenuta San Guido is a wine that is distinguished by generous fruit, lively freshness and joyous drinkability.
2018 is a firecracker of a release, marked by an open, aromatic nose redolent of red cherries, wild strawberries, thyme and dried flowers. A mineral, lively freshness frames a joyful, supple palate that burst with juicy notes of red summer berries, red apple skin and blood orange. A lovely, charming wine that is as enchanting as it is drinkable.