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Tenuta San Guido Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT le Difese 2010

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For clients out there who want to try Sassicaia without having to break the bank, then Le Difese is definitely for you. Le Difese is actually the third wine from the infamous Tenuta San Guido estate, made of 70% Cabernet, and 30% Sangiovese. Made in a delicious “stand-alone” style, it also is a great accompaniment to a wide array of everyday foods include pizza, pasta…and of course burgers! “Purple-ruby robe. A full glass of delicious intrigue on the nose, where ripe black currant aromas mix with earthy scents of dried clay and a hint of smoke. Medium-bodied, with moderate tannins and subtle acidity. Still quite youthful, with a lot of push from the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes (70% of the blend), while the Sangiovese grapes (30%) add notes of black cherries. Hints of basil and wood emerge with time in the glass. Pairs well with red meats and meat-driven pasta sauces...Drink now-2015…91.” Sonoma Wine Journal 5/12

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Tenuta San Guido:
he Incisa della Rocchetta family were important a figures in the medieval and Renaissance history of Northern Italy The MARQyiSATE of incisa controlled the two banks of the river belbo. between the langhe and the plains of Alessandria, in the long line of the incisa della rocchetta family there stands out first of all Leopold, cameral magistrate to the 'Imperial Royal government of lombardy a... Read more
he Incisa della Rocchetta family were important a figures in the medieval and Renaissance history of Northern Italy The MARQyiSATE of incisa controlled the two banks of the river belbo. between the langhe and the plains of Alessandria, in the long line of the incisa della rocchetta family there stands out first of all Leopold, cameral magistrate to the 'Imperial Royal government of lombardy and veneto' up to 1840. when he left public office to ret irk to the ancestral home in rocchetta tanaro. here. in the family business. he would cultivate his passion for viticulture. leopold would publish two catalogues of the precious italian and foreign vines collected by him. books which are still today considered to be a bibliographical rarity. rich in observations and intuition that are still valid. Almost a century later his great-grandson mario incisa della rocchetta would draw inspiration from these catalogues for his grafts of bordeaux vine cuttings. first on the family lands at the occhetta and. with the success that is known worldwide. on the land of bolgheri. which became part of the family possessions in 1930 on h is marriage to h is beloved Clarice della Gherardesca. From its first commercialization 40 years ago. at the wish of mario incisa della rocchetta. on the sassicaia label there appeared a family seal dating back to Medieval times representing the ideal testimony of the continuous love of the incisas for their lands. Read less

Member Reviews for Tenuta San Guido Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT le Difese

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Snooth User: sassulja
15090222
4.50 5
Vintage: 2009 01/19/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Teppo
423118719
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 04/18/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: swissomatic
5004827
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 06/12/2010

Needs to cellar for a few more years when it will be perfect. Excellent value from a great Tuscan vineyard.


Snooth User: elbaek
38200311
4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 03/10/2010

Four glasses


External Reviews for Tenuta San Guido Supertuscan Blend Toscana IGT le Difese

External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/02/2013

Funkelndes Rubinrot; komplexe Nase mit Noten von dunklen Kirschen und Beeren, etwas Schokolade und Röstnuancen. Im Gaumen sehr geschmeidig, Aromen von Weichselkirschen und mediterranen Kräutern sowie feinkörnige, gut eingebundene Tannine.


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2008 08/03/2010

Jugendliches Granatrot.In der Nase offen und fruchtig-intensiv, an reife Steinfrüchte erinnernd mit leichten Unterholzaromen begleitend. Am Gaumen zugänglich und frisch mit schöner Sangiovese-Aromatik, ähnlich einem Rosso di Montalcino. Mittlerer Körper der gleichermassen im Abgang endet.


External Review
Vintage: 2007 08/08/2010

Berry and floral aromas, with currant and cassis. Full-bodied, with fine tannins and a clean, crisp finish. Racy and refined. The second wine of Sassicaia. Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese. Best after 2010. 17,000 cases made. -JS Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2007 San Guido Le Difese 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 12/07/2009

Displays sweet tobacco, plum and berry aromas, with a jammy undertone, turning to licorice on the palate. Full-bodied and balanced, with silky tannins, a lovely texture and plenty of fruit. Outstanding Sassicaia, with structure and finesse. 85 percen... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 San Guido Sassicaia 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2006 11/25/2009

Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri


External Review
Vintage: 2006 04/24/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from Tuscany in Italy. 2006 San Guido Sassicaia 750ml



For clients out there who want to try Sassicaia without having to break the bank, then Le Difese is definitely for you. Le Difese is actually the third wine from the infamous Tenuta San Guido estate, made of 70% Cabernet, and 30% Sangiovese. Made in a delicious “stand-alone” style, it also is a great accompaniment to a wide array of everyday foods include pizza, pasta…and of course burgers! “Purple-ruby robe. A full glass of delicious intrigue on the nose, where ripe black currant aromas mix with earthy scents of dried clay and a hint of smoke. Medium-bodied, with moderate tannins and subtle acidity. Still quite youthful, with a lot of push from the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes (70% of the blend), while the Sangiovese grapes (30%) add notes of black cherries. Hints of basil and wood emerge with time in the glass. Pairs well with red meats and meat-driven pasta sauces...Drink now-2015…91.” Sonoma Wine Journal 5/12

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Alcohol: 13.50%

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