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Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2016
- Great Domaines
- Wine Advocate
- Vinous Media
all ratings out of 100 points.
"A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, the 2016 Le Difese shows a more evident touch of ripe fruit that you don't perceive in the Guidalberto, which makes me think it comes from the Sangiovese component that is only used in this wine. The overall effect of that ripeness is that it downplays the wine's inner complexity. But this entry-level red from Tenuta San Guido was never aiming for huge complexity to begin with. Dark cherry and cherry is followed by wild strawberry and tangy rose hip. This wine happily delivers on its promises of freshness and accessibility." - Monica Larner, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese
2018 - 2022
Aged for 12 months in oak barrels previously used for Guidalberto and Sassicaia
Vineyards & vinification:
A very gentle crushing and de-stemming of the grapes was followed by fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. The maceration on the skins lasted 9 to 12 days for Cabernet Sauvignon and about 15 to 18 days for Sangiovese.