Tenuta San Guido Le Difese Toscana 2021
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In the heart of Tuscany, where tradition and innovation dance harmoniously, Tenuta San Guido presents its 2021 Le Difese, a testament to the region’s rich winemaking heritage. Breaking from the usual 70/30 Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese blend, this vintage takes a daring 55% Sangiovese approach. Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta, the third-generation steward of Tenuta San Guido, made this choice to enhance the wine’s local Tuscan character and ensure its early drinkability, providing a welcoming entry into the world of Tenuta San Guido.
In the glass, the Le Difese 2021 is a vibrant, vivacious red, immediately catching the eye. It exudes an alluring bouquet of crushed red berries, rose petals, lavender, spice, and sweet pipe tobacco. This wine, as Vinous notes with 91 points, is medium-bodied and wonderfully layered, showcasing an impeccable balance. It possesses a classic charm and an energy driven by the Sangiovese, making it a true embodiment of Tuscan tradition.
Decanter, awarding 91 points, praises the wine for its bright, vibrant array of red, black, and blue fruits. The tannins, finely grained, complement notes of wood and chocolate. Le Difese 2021 is a juicy, tangy, and crunchy delight, with a perfect interplay of ripeness and acidity. It’s a true reflection of Tenuta San Guido’s mastery in crafting wines that beautifully encapsulate the spirit of the land.
Le Difese Toscana 2021, with its nod to local character and the elegance of its roots, stands as a remarkable testament to the winemaking prowess of Carlo Paoli and Tenuta San Guido. This wine is a vibrant celebration of Tuscany’s enduring charm and a promise of enjoyment for years to come.
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Toscana IGT, the renowned Italian wine region, stands as a symbol of freedom and innovation in the world of winemaking. Located in the heart of Tuscany, it encompasses all ten provinces of this historic region, granting winemakers the artistic license to create a wide spectrum of wines.
The history of Toscana IGT is deeply intertwined with the rebel spirit of Italian winemakers in the 1960s. Dissatisfied with the rigid regulations of the newly introduced DOC system, these vintners chose individuality and quality over conformity. Their defiance led to the birth of the "Super Tuscan" wines, characterized... Read More