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2021 Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido, Bolgheri, Tuscany – Case of 6 Under Bond

£105.75

Le Difese – Sassicaia for a Tuesday night!

The blend here is 45% Cabernet Sauvignon and 55% Sangiovese. After fermentation the wine is aged in a mixture of French and American oak barrels, previously used for Sassicaia and Guidalberto.

2021 is an outstanding year and this wine is already showing the generosity of this vintage.

Juicy and approachable, the nose reveals ripe plums, blackberry, cherry and a Mediterranean touch of black olive. The palate offers crunchy dark berries, dried fruit and a hint of tobacco. This is a playful, easy-going red perfect for everyday enjoyment.

“Le Difese in 2021 sports a majority of Sangiovese – 55% – in a break from the traditional 70/30 split in favour of Cabernet Sauvignon. Third-generation at Tenuta San Guido, Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta, explained that this decision was made to enhance the wine’s ‘local Tuscan’ character, and to improve its drinkability early on as ‘a first step into the Tenuta San Guido world.’ While the Cabernet is grown on the estate, the Sangiovese is sourced, as always, from long–term partners based in Chianti Rufina. Bright, incredibly vibrant red, black and blue fruits introduce subtle, finely grained tannins with notes of wood and chocolate. It’s at once juicy, tangy and crunchy, with good ripeness and great acidity. Matured for eight months in used barriques.” 91 points, Decanter Magazine.

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