GUIDALBERTO 2019, Tenuta San Guido, Toscana
Grape Varieties : 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
Description: The wine is characterized by its optimum roundness and softness, having a density without sharpness. Its excellent body and great balance with enduring persistence are already evident on the palate. This wine's significant polyphenolic content allows us to predict an excellent longevity. A great choice at lunch or for family dinners.
Tasting Note: A youthful, sinewy red, with plum, black cherry, cedar and spice flavors wrapped in a thick texture and mouth-coating tannins. Subtle aromas of cedar, cassis, tobacco and a whiff of camphor. Once open, the wine shows the dark fruit and exuberance of this hot vintage in Tuscany. Full body, polished tannin and a long finish.酒注：一種年輕，活潑的紅色，帶有李子，黑櫻桃，雪松和香料的味道，包裹著厚實的口感和單寧味。散發出雪松，黑醋栗，煙草和樟腦的微妙香氣。打開後，葡萄酒展現了托斯卡納這個熱年份的黑果和豐富的氣息。酒體飽滿，單寧拋光，質感持久
TENUTA SAN GUIDO
Tenuta San Guido is named after the Saint Guido della Gherardesca who lived during the XI century. It is located on the Tyrrhenian coast, between Leghorn and Grosseto, in Maremma an area made famous by Italian Nobel prize winner Giosuè Carducci, and it stretches for 13 km from the sea to the hills.
Three are its defining characteristics: the Sassicaia wine, the Razza Dormello-Olgiata thoroughbred studfarm and the Bird Sanctuary Padule di Bolgheri. They divide the estate between the Padule on the coast, the horse's training grounds on the plain, and the vineyards planted up to 350 meters on the hills. The latter have been given their own DOC, the DOC Bolgheri Sassicaia, the first, and so far only case in Italy of a DOC contained in one estate.
If Mario Incisa, creator of Sassicaia, was inspired by his great-uncle Leopoldo Incisa della Rocchetta, then his son Nicolò, director of Tenuta San Guido since 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 thus 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”.