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 second hand oak barrels.
Wine Advocate2018 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: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Sangiovese
APPELLATION: Tuscany IGT
ACIDITY: 5.2 g/l
AGING: At the end of the malolactic fermentation the wine has been aged for about 8 months in oak barriques.
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.22 g/l
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.