Le Difese Toscana IGT 2018

Tenuta San Guido

Le Difese Toscana IGT 2018 play

Region: Italy / Tuscany
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.

90 Points


2018 vintage
88 Points

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2018 vintage
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tasting note

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.

food pairing

Pair with grilled steak or steak salad, hamburgers and other casual but flavorful beef dishes. Has good acidity to compliment marinara and bolognese sauces.

technical data

GRAPES: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Sangiovese
PH: 3.52
ACIDITY: 5.2 g/l
ABV: 13.5%
AGING: At the end of the malolactic fermentation the wine has been aged for about 8 months in oak barriques.

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 +
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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.

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