Guidalberto's name comes from Guidalberto della Gherasdesca, Nicolo Incisa della Rochetta great great great grandfather. He lived in the early nineteenth century in Bolgheri and was a pioneer of modern agriculture, and is famous for having planted the cypress alley that inspired the poet Giosuè Carducci. 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.

94 Points
Ken's Wine
2020 vintage
92 Points
2020 vintage
Harvest Note
Autumn and early winter were humid, with persistent rains and mild temperatures. The second week of February became more intense with colder temperatures. Spring started early, with strong winds, some rain, and mild temperatures. March faces a sharp drop in temperatures and some night frosts, which enabled the secondary buds to come forward and result in enhanced quality and concentration of fruit. The summer was very hot with no rain, except for in early July.
Tasting Note
A full-bodied wine of intense red fruit flavor and elegantly supple texture supported by ripe, silky tannins. The Merlot in the blend is expressed in sweet black fruit with overall aromas of ripe, concentrated berries offset by restrained spicy oak notes.
Food Pairing
Pair with meat sauce pastas and roasted meats.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
PH: 3.5
ACIDITY: 5.85 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: Upon completion of the malolactic fermentation, the wine was placed in French oak barriques and 20% of American oak barriques, for a period of 15 months. Subsequent fining for 3 months in glass before release.
Unique Selling Points
  • The debut vintage was 2000
  • 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.

About the Grape

Cabernet Sauvignon
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.
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