Trentino is renowned for its mountains, such as the Dolomites, which are part of the Alps.
The region is not so industrialized and agriculture remains important. The most important produce comprises: apples (50% of national production, together with South Tyrol) and other fruits, vegetables (primarily in the Val di Gresta) and grape.
At the opposite of South Tyrol, Trentino counts on a large number of growers who joined into large wine cooperatives.
In addition to a few native grapes only, Trentino is producing well known international grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Cabernet, Merlot, Pinot Nero or Pinot Grigio.
Founded in 1724, San Leonardo has since remained in the same family. The estate is in Vallagarina in the extreme south of Trentino and extends over 300 hectares, 25 of which are planted with vine.
The rows, some dating from the late 19th century, are lined with cabernet sauvignon, carmenere and merlot, varieties the Guerrieri Gonzaga’s have always relied on to make wines that stand out with balance and elegance.
Today, it is owned by a direct descendant, Marchesi Carlo Guerrieri Gonzaga, previously wine-maker in Sassicaia. His knowledge and collaboration since 1984 with Giacomo Tachis, creator of the “Super Tuscans”, have given these wines a unique style that has gained the attention of the world.