Grapes: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot
Guidalberto is 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 Spectator2018 vintage
Wine & Spirits2018 vintage
The 2018 Guidalberto is dark, sumptuous and quite powerful. Even with the extremes of the punishing growing season, the 2017 comes through beautifully, showing remarkable clarity and precision. Black cherry, plum, lavender and spice notes are pushed forward, but it is the wine's structure that gives energy and a real sense of direction. Time in the glass brings out an attractive red berry and floral character that adds freshness.
GRAPES: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot
APPELLATION: Tuscany IGT
ACIDITY: 5.95 g/l
AGING: The wine was mostly aged in French oak barrels and partially American oak barrels for 15 months
RESIDUAL SUGAR: 0.13 g/l
points of distinction
- A second wine from the producers of Sassicaia, the famous Super Tuscan
- More accessible at an earlier stage, Guidalberto is a blend that includes Merlot, to add roundness and a silky texture.
- 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.