Tenuta San Leonardo 2013 Villa Gresti Red Wine
More than 1,000 years ago, it was a monastery, but for over 3 centuries now San Leonardo has served as the residence of the Marquis Guerrieri Gonzaga family, its proud custodians. Today, the San Leonardo estate is a garden of vineyards and roses, protected by the massive barrier of the Alps, which blunt the force of the cold northern winds, while the valley floor benefits from, and in turn releases, warmth from nearby Lake Garda. The Tenuta remains an ancient world, in which winemaking practices, still uncompromisingly artisanal, yield wines that are true gems of Italy’s wine tradition, marked by freshness, harmony, and an innate elegance. Tasting Notes: An informal blend of Merlot and Carmenère, the 2013 Villa Gresti strikes a very nice balance between fruit intensity, spice, ripe cherry and sweet tobacco. This is a mid-weight red that delivers softness and an easy-drinking style that is reinforced by a rich, fruit-driven finish.