Tenuta San Leonardo is widely acknowledged as the top winery in Trentino, producing some of the most consistent wine in Italy. Terre is a more youthful version of the critically acclaimed ‘San Leonardo’ wine (known by many critics as the “Sassicaia of the North”). The Terre blend includes a higher percentage of Merlot (40% compared to 10% in the San Leonardo) alongside Cabernet Sauvignon (50%) and Carmenère (10%). Only 20% of the wine is exposed to oak barrels with the remaining 80% matured in concrete vats for freshness.
At this price point, the wine compares favourably to a warm vintage Pomerol or Saint Emilion: full of spicy ripe plum and roasted herbs. Drinking well now but a further 5 years cellaring will elicit even more satisfaction.
"The Grand Vin of this estate has been voted finest wine in Italy for two years running and this – made with the same care and attention but form the younger vines – is an undervalued corker” Johnny Ray, The Spectator
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