Grapes: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese
Fruit for Le Difese is selected from Tenuta San Guido estate’s younger vines. Fermentation for both varieties took place on the skins in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats for 12 days. The wine was matured for 12 months in French and American oak barriques and refined for 3 months in bottle before release.
Wine Advocate2009 vintage
Wine Enthusiast2009 vintage
A warm spring with even temperatures allowed uniform budding. The summer was hot and dry, ensuring ripe, healthy grapes. Due to lack of rain, the berries were small and yields were slightly lower than the norm.
An intense ruby color with black currant and blackberry aromas and flavors as well as the vanilla and spice of oak. Full-bodied with supple tannins.
Pair with grilled steak or steak salad, hamburgers and other casual but flavorful beef dishes.
GRAPES: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese
APPELLATION: Tuscany IGT
ACIDITY: 5.9 g/l
AGING: 12 months in French and American oak, 3 months in bottle
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.