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Date Printed: 12/27/2014
Tenuta San Leonardo Terre di San Leonardo Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2008
Tenuta San Leonardo Terre di San Leonardo Vigneti delle Dolomiti 2008
(search item no. 116083)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/27/2014: $19.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Brilliant ruby red, with attractive depth and decent length. The aromas are alcohol and fruit-rich when the wine is young, later mellowing with bottle age into ripe plum fruit layered over a faintly grassy background note. Dry, soft and well-balanced on the palate, it reveal a pleasing bitter twist in the finish. good aromatic length. A classic food wine with rice and pasta in tomato or meat sauces, and filled pasta, as well as grilled meats, poultry, white meats and soft cheeses.
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About Tenuta San Leonardo:

The history of Tenuta San Leonardo dates back at least fifteen hundred years, to the days when a group of prisoners from Trentino, held by the Lombard duchy, came home after their release at the intercession of Queen Theodolinda and Bishop Agnellus. The men had spent a period of confinement in France after their capture by the Frankish army. On their release, the former captives decided to give thanks to the patron saint of prisoners, Saint Leonard, by erecting a chapel.