Tenuta San Guido, Le Difese 2019 - Case of 6

Tenuta San Guido

2019
Toscana IGT

Le Difese, 70% Cabernet and 30% Sangiovese, is a must have for all Super Tuscan lovers. It is an accessible and thrilling entrance to Super Tuscan wines. This wine is meant to be enjoyed young. It hails from outstanding pedigree and offers wonderful value for money.
Le Difese maintains all of the flavour and depth you expect from a Super Tuscan.

Fragrant and open, with aromas of ripe raspberries and cranberries, notes of violet and a real Mediterranean character of oregano and tarragon, black olives and vine-ripened tomatoes. The palate is tense and fresh, light and easy. Le Difese in 2019 is a symbol of conviviality and approachability, which you will enjoy from 2021 and over the next 3 years.

The Tenuta San Guido estate is renowned for crafting 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.

Le Difese 2019 will be available in early June 2021

Region
Variety
Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
Alcohol-abv
13.5%
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£124.06
Tuscany

Tuscany

One of Italy’s most preferred by wine connoisseurs, the region of Tuscany is probably only rivalled for its prestige by Piedmont, in the north. Tuscany contains a number of very fine DOC and DOCG appellations within its geographical borders, and is also home to the Super Tuscans. By far the most relevant Tuscan appellation is Chianti Classico, where some incredible wines that compete at the highest level are produced. Many of these amazing Chiantis will age for over twenty years. Chianti shares Tuscany with Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano DOCG, both of which produce wines of great quality. Brunello is a local variety of the Sangiovese grape. The warm temperatures coming off the coast, combined with the cool breezes from the hills, create a multitude of microclimates.

DOCG and DOC

IGT: Toscana; Colli della Toscana Centrale; Vermentino di Toscana

DOC: Barco Reale di Carmignano; Bolgheri; Chianti; Elba; Maremma Toscana; Rosso di Montalcino; Val d’Arno di Sopra DOC;Vin Santo del Chianti; Vin Santo del Carmignano

DOCG:Brunello di Montalcino; Chianti Classico; Chianti Classico Riserva; Carmignano; Morellino di Scansano; Vernaccia di San Gimignano; Vino Nobile di Montepulciano

Tuscany accounts for over thirty DOC and half a dozen of DOCG wines. In addition to the great, well-known and appreciated reds, the local production includes a few distinguishable whites, the most notable among them being, without doubt, the Vernaccia di San Gimignano. Other delicious whites include the Bianco d'Elba, Bianco di Bolgheri, Vermentino and Bianco di Pitigliano.

Grape varieties

One of the most well known is Sangiovese the mainstay in all but one of Tuscany's seven red-wine DOCGs. In Montalcino it goes by the name Brunello, hence the name Brunello di Montalcino; in Vino Nobile di Montepulciano it is locally known as Prugnolo Gentile. Chianti, famed the world over, also features Sangiovese, as well as permitting the addition of small amounts of Canaiolo and Colorino, and international gems Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. As well as being famed for its reds, Tuscany produces some distinguished whites, one of which has achieved DOCG status: Vernaccia di San Gimignano.