Made with 70% Cabernet and 30% Sangiovese, Tenuta San Guido Le Difese is aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels previously used for Guidalberto and Sassicaia and a further three months in bottle. Vibrant red and black berry fruits with violet and herbal notes. Good structure on the palate with round tannin and good length.
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, in Maremma an area made famous by Italian Nobel prize winner Giosuè Carducci, and it stretches for 13 km from the sea to the hills. The Sassicaia wine, the Razza Dormello-Olgiata thoroughbred stud farm and the Bird Sanctuary Padule di Bolgheri are the three defining aspects of the vineyard. They divide the estate between the Padule on the coast, the horse’s training grounds on the plain, and the vineyards planted up to 350 meters on the hills. The latter have been given their own DOC, the DOC Bolgheri Sassicaia, the first, and so far only case in Italy of a DOC contained in one estate.
Food matches: Enjoyed with a tender piece of venison or beef steak.