Le Difese is the third wine produced by Tenuta San Guido since 2003 with an annual production of 120,000 bottles. It is made from the estate’s declassified Sassicaia fruit a ndits other estate vineyards.
Colour: Deep ruby
Nose: Aromas of star anise, dark-skinned berry, wild herb and toasted oak form the nose. Walnut and bark undertones.
Palate: The wine’s bright, linear palate offers red currant, prune and a hint of licorice before a coffee-bean finish. Racy acidity and taut close-grained tannins provide the framework and tension. It’s creamy and savory at the finish. Best drinking window is from 2020 up to 2026.
Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet and 30% Sangiovese
Aging: 12 months in French and American oak barrels and for a further three months in the bottle.
Awards: 91pts – James Suckling; 90pts – Wine Spectator; 90pts – Vinous
History of Tenuta San Guido
Tenuta San Guido is named after the Saint Guido della Gherardesca who lived during the XI century. It is located on the Tyrrhenian coast, between Leghorn and Grosseto with three defining characteristics, the Sassicaia wine, the Razza Dormello-Olgiata and Padule di Bolgheri.
The wedding of Mario Incisa della Rocchetta and Clarice della Gherardesca on October 18th 1930 started it all. The vineyards of Tenuta San Guido cover approximately 90 hectares and are divided into areas chosen for the particular characteristics of both exposure and composition of the soil.