Tenuta San Guido Le Difese, Toscana IGT 2016

Le Difese is made by Tenuta San Guido of Sassicaia 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.

From a great vintage of 2016, Le Difese has a good structure and is extremely supple and very enjoyable.

Drink now - 2022


Wine Type Red Producer Tenuta San Guido - Sassicaia Appellation Toscana IGT Style Bold and structured Grape 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese Country Italy Region Tuscany Vintage 2016 Alcohol Content 13,5% Allergens Contains Sulfites Content 0,75 liter

 (€22,93 / liter)



94+ points, Monica Larner for Wine Advocate
"A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, the 2016 Le Difese shows a more evident touch of ripe fruit that you don't perceive in the Guidalberto, which makes me think it comes from the Sangiovese component that is only used in this wine. The overall effect of that ripeness is that it downplays the wine's inner complexity. But this entry-level red from Tenuta San Guido was never aiming for huge complexity to begin with. Dark cherry and cherry is followed by wild strawberry and tangy rose hip. This wine happily delivers on its promises of freshness and accessibility."