MMore than 1000 years ago, it was a monastery, but for over three centuries now San Leonardo has served as the residence of the Marchesi Guerrieri Gonzaga family, its proud custodians. Today, the San Leonardo estate is a garden of vineyards and roses, protected by the massive barrier of the Alps, which blunt the force of the cold northern winds while the valley floor benefits from, and in turn releases, warmth from nearby Lake Garda. The tenuta remains an antique world, in which winemaking practices, still uncompromisingly artisanal, yield wines that are true gems of Italy’s wine tradition, marked by freshness, harmony, and an innate elegance.
With its classic varietal structure, fine acidity, and pronounced minerality, this Riesling offers true elegance and appealing, multi-layered complexity.
Fermentation: 12 hours of low-temperature maceration on the skins, followed by gentle pressing and fermentation for 20/25 days.
Maturation: 12 months sur lie in new and once-used large French oak casks.
Cellarability: 10 years and more.