||50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 45% Merlot, 5% Syrah
||The estate of Tenuta Guado al Tasso is about 80 Km. south-west of Florence near the medieval town of Bolgheri, in Maremma. The 900-hectare estate extends down the Tyrrhenian coast to the hills and apart from vineyards, other crops grown here include wheat, corn, sunflowers, olives
|Composition of the land
||The vineyards are situated at altitudes between 45 - 60 metres a.s.l. on rocky, slightly limestone soil. The Guado al Tasso wine was made for the first time in 1990
||The Merlot grapes were harvested in early September while the Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah began in mid-September.
||After destemming and soft crushing the two varieties were fermented separately and maceration took place in stainless steel vats for 15-20 days, like alcoholic fermentation, at a maximum temperature of 30°C. The wine obtained showed rich colour, good structure as well as softened and no astringent sensations
||In stainless steel vats for 15-20 days
||The wine was then transferred into new 225l. barriques (Alliers & Tronçais), where malolactic fermentation was completed by the end of the year.
||The wine was then racked and replaced in barriques where it aged for about 18 months after which it was bottled. It was then aged in bottles for about a year before release
||First plates to the gravy, red and white meats, mannered and cheeses, wine from meditation.
||Price Antinori Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2014 € 78.80