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Tenuta San Leonardo

Terre 2016 - San Leonardo
Written by Piero Pardini


In all stories there is always a turning point. For San Leonardo it was at the end of the 1960s, when the Marquis Anselmo Guerrieri Gonzaga (1895-1974), farmer and passionate winemaker, left his son Carlo the task of giving a new face to the family property. Much changed in the vineyards of the Trentino company: Guyot and spurred cordon were added to the pergola, and alongside Carmenère and Merlot, varieties that have been present for decades if not centuries, new vines were introduced, first of all Cabernet Sauvignon.
1982 was the year of the zero harvest, the one that produced the San Leonardo as we know it today. The first barriques arrived in the company and in the cellar they worked no longer on the basis of blends defined in the vineyard but on the assembly of the wines decided after months of aging in wood.

Owners: Marchesi Guerrieri Gonzaga
Oenological management: Carlo Ferrini
Agronomic management: Patrizio Gasparinetti
Viticulture: organic
Vineyards: 36
Bottles produced: 280,000
Direct sales: yes
Visits to the company: yes
Foundation year: 1724

Labels reviewed
San Leonardo 2015
Terre 2016
Villa Gresti 2015

Tenuta San Leonardo
Borghetto all’Adige 38060 (Trento)
Phone +39 0464 689004

About the author

Piero Pardini

Founder and editor of "The Wolf Post", Italian based International digital wine platform.
Freelance Journalist.
Wine critic and Sommelier.
He has also written about sports and technology for some specialized magazines.
Co-author of the authorized biography "Gianni Clerici - The writer, the poet the journalist", Le Lettere, Firenze.

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