Carmenère vine derives from the ancient 'Vitis Biturica' of Albanian origin and brought to France by the Romans. All the Bordeaux vines seem to derive from this original vine. Carmenère is very delicate and for these reasons its cultivation has been almost completely abandoned in France, and today the country in which it is most widespread is Chile. In Italy it is found in Veneto and Friuli-Venezia Giulia, where some companies they have developed wines of excellent quality.
Carmenère by Tenuta San Leonardo is a jewel that comes from some of the oldest vineyards on the estate. The wine rests for 18 to 24 months in first, second and third passage barriques. The process ends with an aging in bottle of at least 3 years before being placed on the market. Vegetable aromas embellished with notes of blackberries, wild strawberries and peppery balsamic nuances. Wonderful wine for body and heat transmitted, and if expected, it can give intense emotions due to its ability to evolve over time.