Fruit for Le Difese is selected from Tenuta San Guido estate’s younger vines. Fermentation for both varieties takes place on the skins in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats. The wine is matured in French and American oak barrels.
Wine Advocate2009 vintage
Wine Enthusiast2009 vintage
Intense black fruit aromas and flavors as well as the vanilla and spice of oak in a full-bodied wine with supple tannins.
Casual beef dishes such as steaks on the grill or hamburgers.
points of distinction
- A benchmark of quality at an affordable price
- A mini Super Tuscan—shares a pedigree with Sassicaia
- Matured for 12 months in oak barrels
about the grape +
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
Sangiovese has aromas of black cherries with alluring wood, smoke, tar and herbal notes. The best wines made from this grape have incredible complexity, depth, finesse and power.
The overwhelming success of Sassicaia, and now the introduction of two new wines, traces back to the ambition of Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta to plant Bordeaux varieties in Tuscany in the 1940s.