Tenuta San Guido, the Super-Tuscan producer best known for Sassicaia, has hailed the “super classic” 2021 vintage of its younger wine brand, Guidalberto, which it says is building a reputation outside the shadow of its more famous sibling, with a new winery in the pipeline.
Brand manager Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta, a third-generation member of the family-run Tuscan estate, presented the 2021 vintage at a special vertical tasting at UK importer Armit Wines’ recent Italian portfolio tasting.
Introducing the wines, Incisa della Rocchetta said that Guidalberto had been in the shadow of Sassicaia until “quite recently”, but the wine had now acquired its “own status”, being recognized with a unique style in its own right.
The estate, which is based in coastal Tuscany outside the village of Bolgheri, is working to clearly separate and differentiate the estate’s three wine brands – Sassicaia, Guidalberto and its “gateway” wine, La Difese – and this month work will start on a new winery devoted entirely to Guidalberto, which is due to be operational by 2025-26.
Excerpt taken from The Drinks Business
Author: Arabella Mileham