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Terre 2016 – San Leonardo

Terre 2016 - San Leonardo
Written by Piero Pardini

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Credits: Tenuta San Leonardo – Trentino Alto Adige – Italy

Wine: Terre
Varietal composition: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot, 10% Carmenère.
Alcoholic strength: 13% vol.
Vintage: 2016.
Classification: Vineyards of the Dolomites I.G.T. (Typical Geographical Indication).
Vinification: spontaneous fermentation in small concrete tanks for about 15/18 days with various daily pumping over and delestage.
Aging: 80% in concrete vats and 20% in French oak barriques.
Resistance to aging: 5 years and more.

Terre 2016 - San Leonardo

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Tasting Notes
Clear, not particularly intense ruby red color with evident garnet reflections, consistent.
On the nose the sample is complex and the following hints are highlighted: floral, fruity, spicy and toasted.
The wine opens its aromas with notes of red flowers attributable to the rose, followed by fruity hints of ripe fruits that refer to red fruits of the forest and morello cherry, vegetal nuances that recall the tomato leaf, fine spicy notes of cloves and ground black pepper and menthol notes, empyheumatic roasting aromas and suggestive final balsamic nuances.
Sample with varied aromas, fresh but also elegant with suggestive balsamic notes that are found in the sip. Pleasant on the palate with balanced acidity and an excellent impact in the mouth.
It is recommended in combination with a cotechino in crust with lentils.

4 Lupetti

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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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