San Guido “Le Difese” I.G.T.


THE PRODUCER : Tenuta San Guido


THE CHARACTERISTICS:

Region: Tuscany

Denomination: Toscana IGT

Grape-variety: 70 % Cabernet Sauvignon 30 % Sangiovese

Alcohol: 13.5%

Vintage: 2016

Aging After the malolactic fermentation, the wine ages for 12 months in oak barrels previously used for Guidalberto and Sassicaia. It is released on the market after a further period of three months in the bottle.

Colour: Intense ruby red

Nose: Nose of mixed berries, some cassis and light spice.

Taste On the palate quite juicy and savoury. Well balanced with fairly generous, warmish fruit but without feeling heavy or clumsy.

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Vineyards: The vineyards are planted on plots of land with different and composite morphological characteristics, as well as with a strong presence of limestone. These areas are also rich in rocks and rather rich in clay and are located at an altitude between 100 and 300 meters above sea level, facing West – South/West.

Harvest: The hand picking of the grapes started in mid September with the Cabernet Sauvignon, which was brought into the cellar perfectly ripe and with a rather low alcohol content. The Sangiovese was harvested between the end of September and the first days of October.

Production: A very gentle crushing and de-stemming of the grapes was followed by fermentation in temperature controlled steel vats (between 30° – 31° C, without the addition of yeast). The maceration on the skins lasted 9 to 12 days for Cabernet Sauvignon and about 15 to 18 days for Sangiovese. It was followed by pumpovers of the musts and délestages in order to soften the wine tannins. The secondary fermentation (Malolactic fermentation) also took place in steel vats.

Additional information

Weight 0.75 kg
Producer

San Guido