2017 Tenuta San Guido Le Difese

Year: 2017
Appellation: Tuscany
Country: Italy
Wine Advocate: 88
Vinous Media: 89
James Suckling: 91-92
Wine Enthusiast: 90
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%

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"The 2017 Le Difese (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese) meets its immediate goals as an entry level red. This is an easy-drinking Tuscan blend from a warm vintage that shows dark, ripe fruit nuances over a short and lean mouthfeel. That said, I have always thought that more could be done with Le Difese especially considering its Tenuta San Guido pedigree. There is potential here to make this a better wine for sure." (WA)

"The 2017 Le Difese is beautifully radiant in the glass. The warm, dry vintage produced an unusually fleshy, supple Le Difese. Bright red berry fruit, spice and floral notes are all nicely pushed forward. Drink it over the next few years." (VM)

"Fresh and vivid with a blackberry, currant and fresh-herb character. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a focused finish." (JS)

"Made with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese, this offers aromas of blackberry, charred earth, blue flower and a whiffs of oak-driven spice. The linear, elegant palate offers dried black cherry, black currant and licorice alongside taut polished tannins. -Kerin O’Keefe" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Le Difese (Toscana IGT) is produced by Tenuta San Guido since 2003.

It is a 70% Cabernet and 30% Sangiovese blend.

Fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature and maceration lasts for about 12 days for both the Cabernet Sauvignon to the Sangiovese. It is then aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels and for a further three months in the bottle.

The wine is distinguished by a good structure and is extremely supple making it very pleasant and drinkable.