Aging : 12 months in French oak barriques
Le Difese di Tenuta San Guido is a red wine that contaminates the local soul of the Sangiovese grape, with the Bordeaux reminder of Cabernet Sauvignon , masterfully bred in the Bolgheri area by the noble cellar, on soils with a strong presence of limestone areas rich in marl, stony and partially clayey, up to 300 meters above sea level.
Tenuta San Guido is one of the most famous Italian wineries in the world. It is located in Bolgheri, right at the end of the cypress avenue made immortal by the verses of Giosuè Carducci. The vineyards are cultivated in the splendid landscape of the Etruscan coast, which rises from the Tyrrhenian to the first gentle hills of the hinterland. The suitable soils, the Mediterranean climate, warm, dry, but always mitigated by the sea breezes and the gentle exposures, proved to be perfect for quality viticulture. The most famous wine of Tenuta San Giudo is certainly Sassicaia. The famous label born thanks to the intuition and passion of the Marquis Incisa della Rochetta, who wanted to produce a great Tuscan red with the noble Bordeaux vines. The soils and the particular microclimate of the area have proved to be perfect for growing cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and merlot.