Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Sangiovese 30%
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 second hand oak barrels.
Wine Enthusiast2015 vintage
2015 has shown to be a very good vintage. After a mild and rainy winter, the vegetative start was in the second week of April with the arrival of spring and higher temperatures. The spring rains helped a lot the vegetation and ensured the water supply for the following summer. In June and mid-July temperatures were above the seasonal average, but by the end of July the temperatures lowered, returning to the average thanks to long rainy days, which was really good for the vines. The grapes were of an excellent quality. The wonderful structure and the elegant, soft tannins are the main elements of this vintage.
Bright red with purple nuances. Crisp acidity and pleasant palate of every day wine drinking, with juicy red fruits . A very good wine that is meant to be enjoyed young.
Pair with grilled steak or steak salad, hamburgers and other casual but flavorful beef dishes. Has good acidity to compliment marinara and bolognese sauces.
GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Sangiovese 30%
APPELLATION: Tuscany IGT
ACIDITY: 5.40 g/l
AGING: Matured for 12 months in second hand oak barrels.
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.