||60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
||Bolgheri Castagneto Carducci (LI)
||Altitude: 100-300 m. a.s.l. Exposure: South-South-West.
|Composition of the land
||The soils have various and composite morphological characteristics with a strong presence of calcareous areas rich in galestro and pebbles and partially clay.
||The manual harvest began with Merlot at the end of August and continued in September with the Cabernet Sauvignon.
||Careful manual selection of grapes on a sorting table. Soft pressing and destemming of the bunches to prevent the cracking of the berries and excessive release of tannins. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature maintained around 26-28 ° C, without addition of external yeasts. The macerations of this vintage lasted about 12-15 days for Merlot and 10-13 days for the Cabernet Sauvignon. This was made in order to limit the excessive release of tannins in a vintage richer in anthocyanins. Frequent pumpovers and délestages helped the aromatic expression of the musts.
||The malolactic fermentation begun in early November and was carried out in stainless steel vats. After that the musts were transferred into barriques for aging.
||Price Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2017 € 34.65