Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2017

Product Description

PRODUCERIf Mario Incisa, creator of Sassicaia, was inspired by his great-uncle Leopoldo Incisa della Rocchetta, then his son Nicolò, director of Tenuta San Guido for forty years, has been motivated by Guidalberto della Gherardesca his great great great grandfather. The latter, who lived in the early nineteenth century in Bolgheri was a pioneer of modern agriculture, and is famous for having planted the cypress alley that inspired the poet Giosuè Carducci.

Nicolò Incisa explains that the choice of the name and creation of new wine in 2000:

"The wine was created for two reasons:

first of all, the desire to see what we could accomplish with Merlot, a grape that we had never used before; second, the desire to offer the consumer a wine which could be appreciated at a younger age compared to our veteran Sassicaia”.

WINEMAKING: The harvest, strictly manual, began on the last day of August with Merlot and then the first ten days of September for the picking of Cabernet began  starting with the Franc and then with the Sauvignon. The harvest finished with excellent results both in quantitative terms but above all in the quality of the grapes: a perfect phenolic maturity, a great color’s extraction and an excellent structure in musts; grapes were crispy and very healthy. The very gentle crushing and destemming of the clusters was followed by the first fermentations, in temperature controlled stainless steel vats between 30° - 31° C, only using the vineyard’s native yeast. They were carried out without difficulty and with rapid extraction. The maceration on the skins lasted 10-13 days for Merlot and 13-15 days for Cabernet. It was followed by pumpovers and délestages and the malolactic fermentation, began in the second decade of October and finished at the end of November. It also took place in stainless steel vats. The elegance given by soft and velvety tannins characterises the vintage in an extremely positive way.

TASTING NOTEThis wine is showing exceptionally well in this classic vintage. The 2016 Guidalberto (Cabernet Sauvignon and a smaller percentage of Merlot) opens to a full and generous bouquet and a beautifully rich and velvety appearance. This edition of Tenuta San Guido's mid-level wine offers a bigger aromatic profile, more texture and more volume as well. Dark cherry and blackberry segue to spice, tar, leather and sweet fruit at the end. The mouthfeel is elegantly shaped, silky and nuanced. 

  • Country - Italy
  • Region - Tuscany - Bolgheri
  • Grape - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
  • Food Match - Beef & Steak, Chocolate Dessert, Duck, Hearty Stews, Veal
  • Vintage - 2017
  • Alcohol - 14%
  • Size - 75cl
£38.05
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