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Discover San Leonardo Wines

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 colors, aromas, and savors 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 flavor.

VINE TYPE
San Leonardo is a skillful 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.

INE 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).

HARVEST PERIOD
The grapes are picked when perfectly ripe during the months of September and October.

MATURATION
The early months of maturation in cement tanks are followed by 18-24 months in new and pre-used barriques.

BOTTLE AGEING
For at least one year before release onto the market.

SENSORY ANALYSIS
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.

FOOD MATCHES
Game, roasted duck, lamb, aged cheeses from cow’s milk, cheese/vanilla soufflé, snails, truffles, dark chocolate.

SERVING TEMPERATURE
16°C.

CELLAR LIFESPAN
25 years or more.

ALCOHOL
13% vol.

FORMATS
Half bottle, Bottle, Magnum, Jeroboam, Methuselah, Salmanazar, Balthazar

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