Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
Tenuta San Guido
Le Difese Toscana IGT 2019 – Tenuta San Guido
70% Cabernet and 30% Sangiovese, Le Difese is a must have for all Super Tuscan lovers. Peppery, wild brambles, wild herb and earthy notes. Beautifully balanced, medium bodied with rustic tannins and a long finish.
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Quietly, elegantly and almost involuntarily, the Incisa della Rocchetta family set to release the wine that would revolutionise the Italian wine scene creating a totally new genre: The Super Tuscan. Tenuta San Guido is now a legendary estate and was first planted in the 1940s by the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, who noted the similarity between Bolgheri’s terroir and that of the Graves. When, in 1968, Sassicaia was finally commercially released, it took the fine wine world by storm. Cementing its iconic status, in 1994 it was granted its own appellation – Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC.
Super Tuscan, Le Difese
Super Tuscan, just like Le Difese, is a term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include non-indigenous grapes, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. The creation of super Tuscan wines resulted from the frustration winemakers had towards a slow bureaucracy in changing Italy’s wine law during the 1970s. Winemakers began mixing ‘unsanctioned’ wine varieties into their blends to make high-quality wines. The legal system eventually yielded in 1992 with the creation of IGT, a new designation that gave winemakers the ability to be more creative.
The most famous and first super Tuscan wine is Tignanello by Antinori.