The legendary Trentino producer, Marchese Carlo Guerrieri Gonzaga figured he could do just as well in his cool clime with Bordeaux varietals as his nephew the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta at San Guido (Sassicaia) in Bolgheri, so he launched San Leonardo in 1982. With accolades galore, a perennial Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri winner, and considered a top Italian collectible, the rest is history!.
“The flagship wine from this celebrated Trentino estate was not produced in 2012. We do have the stunning 2013 San Leonardo on the market now. This vintage is large in scale and has immediate intensity, and I am somewhat surprised by the volume and seamless bouquet that appears this early in the game. This vintage shows balanced ripeness with plummy fruit aromas that are carefully contrasted against spice, leather and fine tobacco. The blend is Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot, and San Leonardo is always aged in barrique for four years (of which only 25% of the barrels are new). This is a bottle to keep long (extra long) in your cellar. 2023 – 2040” – 96 points, Wine Advocate (ML)