Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2015

Tenuta San Guido (Tuscany)


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Giosuè Carducci, a local Nobel prize winning poet and vigorous wine enthusiast described in his famous poem "San Martino" how it felt to live and be in the region of Maremma, where the Tenuta San Guido vineyard is located: "...on the roads of the village,fermenting vats,

the harsh smell of wines,

the heart rejoices." Well, that's enough said. Decorated by horse's training grounds on the plain and vineyards planted up to 350 meters on the hills, the Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC want you to know the epicness of italian passion, exuberant in all its rage and rapture.

Technical sheet · Tenuta San Guido Le Difese

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2015 Other vintages
Appellation:Tuscany (Tuscany,Italy)
Winery: Tenuta San Guido
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Score: RP88
Grapes: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13%

Description · Tenuta San Guido

Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2015 (Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese)

TASTING NOTES OF Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2015:

  • View: Deep ruby ​​red.
  • Nose: aromas of blackberry, cherry, chocolate and herbs.
  • Mouth: round tannins, full, fresh and pleasant.


VINES: Tenuta San Guido

GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese.

PAIRING: risotto with mushrooms, grilled red meats, stewed white meat.

TEMPERATURE: 16ºC and 18ºC


Tenuta San Guido

Tenuta San Guido is named after the Saint Guido della Gherardesca who lived during the XI century. Tenuta San Guido cultivates fruit from several plots scattered around Bolgheri extending 75 hectares. The grape variety distribution of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. The second...

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Posted on at 03.59

4 /5

Le Difese Tenute S. Guido 2015

Grapes: Sangiovese 80% and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon Vinification and Aging: 12 days maceration (Sangiovese) and 14 days of maceration (Cabernet Sauvignon) in steel tanks at a controlled temperature. 14 months aging in French and American oak barrels. The manufacturer: In the 60s, the Marquis and connoisseur of French wine, Mario Incisa della Rochetta imported some vines of Chateau Lafite of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. then the famous Chateau Lafite owned by his good friend Elie de Rothschild. The Marquis has cultivated the vines in the Tenuta San Guido in the Maremma and in 1968 he produced the first bottles of Sassicaia. Sassicaia was initially produced as a table wine. Later Bolgheri has acquired the DOC designation. Origin: Tuscany Grapes: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon Color: Light developed ruby ​​red nose: Typical notes of ripe red fruits with light spice notes. Taste: Soft and appealing taste with a good balance of tannins, alcohol and freshness. Sweet finish of blackberry jam. Recommendation: Cannelloni with meat sauce.
Passione Vino

Posted on at 03.44

4 /5

Grapes: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese
Alcohol: 14
Appellation: Toscana IGT
Contents: 0, 75 l
Ruby red, the nose has a lovely aromatic profile characterized by a certain fruitiness followed by a lovely floral tone. Sensations also spicy and slightly balsamic open to a wrap-around taste and fine, fresh and elegant. Some fine tannins, well integrated, caresses the palate to a final cleaning and excellent persistence.
Soft and elegant, "The Defenses" is red wine that is enhanced with large grilled meats. Even with a roast chicken with potatoes at home.
Fons Vinum

Posted on at 03.16

4 /5

Toscana Rosso's Defenses TENUTA SAN GUIDO 2015 The estate Tenuta San Guido in a historic winery of Bolgheri. And 'it situated along the Etruscan coast from Livorno to Grosseto, in the Tuscan Maremma. Spread over a total area of ​​about 2,500 hectares, the company can currently count on ninety hectares of vines. These include 75 hectares dedicated exclusively to the production of Sassicaia, born from an idea of ​​the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, who wanted to create a great wine in the Bordeaux style. In the 20's, the same Marquis, inspired by Bordeaux and from aristocracy of old, he dreamed of getting to produce a classy wine. After moving in the Tuscan estate, the Marquis Incisa della Rocchetta start doing experiments, planting cuttings of some French vine variety in an area hitherto unknown absolutely from wine point of view. Since then, the Marquis Incisa of Rocchetta succeeded in understanding the potential of the area of ​​Bolgheri, which presented some unique characteristics, very similar to the microclimate of the Graves area of ​​Bordeaux. The first vintage was put on the market as of 1968, and since then the Sassicaia has reached an unexpected worldwide fame, growing from year to year. In addition to this famous wine, Tenuta San Guido also produces two labels: the Guidalberto, from grapes cabernet sauvignon and merlot, and Le Defenses, an IGT made from cabernet and sangiovese. A history and a wine almost unreal dimension, that of Tenuta San Guido, unusual and suspended in time, almost mythological. Wine - The Defenses The Defenses, a Toscana IGT wine is produced by Tenuta San Guido since 2003. The fermentation takes place in stainless vats at a controlled temperature. This compota maceration that lasts for about 12 days for both the Cabernet Sauvignon for Sangiovese. After it is aged for 12 months in "barriques" of French and American oak and further for three months in the bottle. Tasting Notes The wine is characterized by good structure and for its extreme softness which make it extremely pleasant and drinkable. This wine is characterized by its readiness to drink, but also for a body and a structure that make it an important wine. Kindness of tannins, freshness and excellent balance make it extremely palatable and compatible with almost any dish.

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Adam Smith
Adam Smith


Tenuta San Guido Le Difese Toscana 2017
A red to drink with that special person.
Brillant ruby red colour, high layer. Smell like nuts, like it. I enjoyed it quite long after the last sip.
To enjoy between meals.
Pamela Miller
Pamela Miller


I drank it with my brothers and a friend of mine.
Red colour followed by reddish brown. Pretty aromas of nuts. Full-bodied.
The best one to enjoy it with a good "Serrano ham".
Cynthia Kelly
Cynthia Kelly


- View: characteristic intense ruby ​​color.
- Nose: Intriguing Enamora nose with hints of blackberry and cherry combined with the softness of chocolate and hints of herbs.
- Mouth: The palate is round, full, fresh and pleasant sweet tannins.

APPELLATION: Tuscany, Italy.
VINEYARD: Tenuta San Guido.
GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, 30% Sangiovese.

AGEING: 12 days in steel tanks, then for 12 months in oak barrels and then for 3 months after bottling.
PREPARATION: Fermentation is carried out in stainless steel at a controlled temperature and maceration takes about 12 days for both Cabernet Sauvignon and for Sangiovese. Then it is aged for 12 months in barrels of French and American oak for three months in bottle.

WINE PAIRING: Excellent with grilled dishes grilled meats, stewed red and white meat. Perfect combined with pasta with meat sauce, risotto with mushrooms.
ALCOHOL: 13.5%

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