Guidalberto 2019 Tenute San Guido
TYPOLOGY Tuscany IGT Guidalberto
PRODUCTIVE AREA Loc. Vecchio Frantoio- Bolgheri ( Livorno ).
GRAPE VINE Cabernet Sauvignon 60%, Merlot 40%
SOIL TYPE The soils on which the vineyards insist have varied and composite morphological characteristics with strong presence of calcareous areas rich in marl and stones and partially clayey; they are located at an altitude between 100 and 300 meters above sea level, with south/southwest exposure.
WINEMAKING Sorting and careful hand selection of bunches and berries. Soft pressing and destemming of grapes to avoid berry breakage and excessive tannin release. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature around 26-28 degrees, without any addition of external yeasts . The macerations of about 10-13 days for Merlot grapes and 13-16 days for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, with frequent pumping over and délestages to obtain more balanced musts and favor aromatic extraction. Malolactic fermentation, which began in early November, is completely carried out in steel vats, after which the musts are put into barrels for aging.
GROWTH SYSTEM Spurred cordon ( very low grape yield per vine )
COLOR Very deep ruby red.
BOUQUET The nose opens with a very refined bouquet, with floral tones, berries, cherry, fine herbs and mineral touches.
PAIRINGS Red meats ,roasts ,game , aged cheeses.
TASTEIt shows excellent roundness, gentleness and suavity. An important organoleptic thickness devoid of edginess and a good polyphenolic complement ensure this wine’s excellent immediate drinkability that will only improve with time.
DESCRIPTION The name of Tenuta San Guido is inextricably linked to the origins of a famous wine considered one of the best wines in the world Sassicaia. Since the first vintage was marketed in 1968, Sassicaia has achieved unexpected worldwide fame, growing year by year. But this fairy-tale estate has numerous winemaking successes: Tenuta San Guido, named after St. Guido della Gherardesca who lived in the 13th century, is a historic winery in the Bolgheri area, located along the Etruscan coast from Livorno to Grosseto in the Tuscan Maremma. Spread over a total area of about 2,500 hectares, the winery can currently count on ninety hectares under vine, which includes 75 hectares dedicated exclusively to the production of Sassicaia, the latter of which was the brainchild of Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, who wanted to create a great Bordeaux-style wine. Moving to the Tuscan estate in the second half of the 20th century, he began to experiment, planting some rooted cuttings of French vine varieties in an area hitherto completely unknown from a viticultural point of view, and was able to understand the potential of the Bolgheri area and of those very soils on which he had planted the cuttings, which had unique characteristics, in the microclimate very similar to the Graves and Bordeaux areas and a stony soil, a sassicaia in fact, to which this extraordinary wine owes its name. The quality of the product has allowed Sassicaia to achieve an unparalleled record: it is the first Italian wine from a specific winery, which has a reserved DOC. The Bolgheri Sassicaia appellation pertains exclusively to the Tenuta San Guido estate of the Incisa della Rocchetta family: in fact, the existing disciplinary on the matter regulates that the production area of Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC is limited to the Sassicaia estate and that the blend consists of a minimum of 80% cabernet sauvigno
AGEING Matures for 15 months in French and, to a small extent, American oak barrels.Ages an additional 3 months in bottle before being placed on the market.