Grapes: 60 % Cabernet Sauvignon 40 % Merlot
Guidalberto is a second wine from the producers of the legendary Sassicaia. Grapes are harvested and transported to an independent cellar. Fermentation takes place separately for each variety in temperature-controlled steel vats before undergoing maceration. The wine is aged in French and American oak barrels and refined in bottle before release.
Wine Spectator2016 vintage
The 2016 vintage is considered one of the best of the last decade. The year began with a rather rainy winter and low temperatures toward the end of the season, especially in February when rains and cold temperatures were below the seasonal average. In mid-April the rise of the temperatures caused an early sprouting of the vines. The early spring was characterized by an alternation of rainy and sunny days with temperatures slightly below the seasonal average until mid-June, when summer finally arrived with temperatures above 88 ° F. Summer days were quite hot but never dry thanks to the strong ventilation during the day and the very positive climate excursion between days and nights. Thanks to these factors and to the good water supply of the soils, vines did not suffer any water stress. Grapes were well distributed on the plants with an homogeneous size of the berries.
Ruby red limpid look, the aromatic range goes from red berries and spices to dark hints of tobacco and brushwood. Well-structured and with velvet tannins, this wine will evolve over the next few years.
Pair with Bolognese and other meat sauce pastas, grilled pork and beef, and roasts.
GRAPES: 60 % Cabernet Sauvignon 40 % Merlot
APPELLATION: Tuscany IGT
ACIDITY: 5.90 g/L
AGING: The wine is aged for 15 months in French and American oak barrels and refined in bottle before release.
points of distinction
- More accessible at an earlier stage, Guidalberto is a blend that includes 40% Merlot, to add roundness and a silky texture.
- A second wine from the producers of Sassicaia, the famous Super Tuscan.
- The debut vintage was 2000.
about the grape +
Cabernet Sauvignon is adaptable to various growing conditions, and is known for its low yield and late ripeness. It generally produces full-bodied wines with substantial acidity and tannins.
Merlot makes plump, succulent wines to drink young or opulently massive wines for aging. Has silky, blackberry and currant fruit, with spice, earth, tobacco and chocolate notes, and soft tannins.
The overwhelming success of Sassicaia, and now the introduction of two new wines, traces back to the ambition of Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta to plant Bordeaux varieties in Tuscany in the 1940s.