Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot.
San Leonardo is the magical heir to a tradition known the world over as Bordeaux blending. Dreams and heritage mingle to bring you a wine that conveys all its land-rooted character and genuine territory-focused appeal.
A powerful yet elegant red, San Leonardo brings together the colours, aromas and savours of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot aged in small oak barrels, melding them harmoniously into a uniquely intense, full-bodied wine with superb depth of flavour.
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.
AGE OF VINES From 20 to 50 years.
YIELD PER HECTARE 50–60 quintals/hectare (2.25-2.67 tons/acre).
HARVEST PERIOD The grapes are picked when perfectly ripe during the months of September and October.
MATURATION The early months of maturation in cement tanks are followed by 18-24 months in new and pre-used barriques.
BOTTLE AGEING For at least one year before release onto the market.
SENSORY ANALYSIS 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.
FOOD MATCHES Game, roasted duck, lamb, aged cheeses from cow’s milk, cheese/vanilla soufflé, snails, truffles, dark chocolate.
SERVING TEMPERATURE 16°C.
CELLAR LIFESPAN 25 years or more.
ALCOHOL 13% vol.
Vintage 2010, what to know about it...
Not always does a growing year with beautiful weather mean a quality harvest and not always does a rainy year result in a poor vintage. 2010 gave us a very wet August and September (334mm) with few hours of sunshine yet this did not undermine the quality of the grapes. The season started slightly late with some delay in the flowering which started around the 10th of June, which then was followed without any particular issues by the veraison of the Merlot around the 20th of July. August and September were particularly rainy and resulted in an early harvest, which started with the Merlot on September the 16th and finished with the Carmenère on the 30th October.
Gambero Rosso 3 Bicchieri
Jancis Robinson 17/20
Wine Spectator 91/100