San Leonardo is the magical heir to a tradition known the world over as Bordeaux blending. Dreams and heritage mingle to bring you a wine that conveys all its land-rooted character and genuine territory-focused appeal. A powerful yet elegant red, San Leonardo brings together the colours, aromas and savours of Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot aged in small oak barrels, melding them harmoniously into a uniquely intense, full-bodied wine with superb depth of flavour.
San Leonardo is a skilful blend of wines from different grapes that are fermented and aged separately: Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmenère and Merlot. Before bottling, the precise proportions are decided only after rigorous tasting of samples, barrique by barrique.
VINE TRAINING SYSTEMS
Guyot and spurred cordon at a density of 6,600 plants per hectare.
AGE OF VINES
From 20 to 50 years.
YIELD PER HECTARE
50–60 quintals/hectare (2.25-2.67 tons/acre).
The grapes are picked when perfectly ripe during the months of September and October.
The early months of maturation in cement tanks are followed by 18-24 months in new and pre-used barriques.
For at least one year before release onto the market.
Intense ruby red with garnet highlights. The aroma is expressive with balsamic notes, forest fruits, chocolate, tobacco, pepper and elegant nuances of bell pepper. The palate is full, warm and impressively rounded, with intense aromatics that linger on the palate.
Game, roasted duck, lamb, aged cheeses from cow’s milk, cheese/vanilla soufflé, snails, truffles, dark chocolate.
25 years or more.
Half bottle, Bottle, Magnum, Jeroboam, Methuselah, Salmanazar, Balthazar