About This Wine...
A light peony pink in color, the wine offers a rich and intense nose of ripe fruit, cherries and raspberries, along with well integrated, subtle, and lively hints of herbs. The palate is fresh and balanced with a fruity and persistent aftertaste.
The 2017 vintage at Bolgheri, characterized by a mild and dry winter, was distinguished by a precocious bud break in the vineyard. The spring and summer months, tendentially hot, led to an early grape harvest and a major drop in production, guaranteeing, however, a crop of excellent quality.
Picking began on August 21st with the Merlot grapes and terminated at the end of August with the Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon, all characterized by an excellent acidity and aromatic freshness.
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
The three grape varieties – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah – were picked and fermented separately. The grapes were delicately de-stemmed, given a soft pressing, and then sent to the press for a brief low temperature period of skin contact, approximately three to five hours, in order to obtain a must rich in aromatic precursors. After pressing, the must went into stainless steel fermentation tanks where it was fermented at a temperature held to 16° C. The various lots were carefully and systematically evaluated and then assembled. The bottling took place in the month of January, 2018.
TENUTA GUADO AL TASSO Bolgheri
300 ha of vineyards are located at the centre of the so called ‘Bolgheri amphitheatre’ – gentle hills surrounding a magnificent plain, rolling down to the sea. The amphitheatre has a micro climate with unique features reflected in the great wines produced in this terroir. Guado al Tasso is the prestigious flagship wine of this estate and fully expresses this unique terroir in all its structure, elegance and complexity.