Producer: Tenuta San Guido
Tenuta San Guido is one of the rare examples of a domain whose name is less famous than that of its great wine, Sassicaia. It must be said that the latter has played a major role in the history and recognition of the Bolgheri vineyard, initiating the true revolution of « Super Tuscan » wines.
Tasting Notes: A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2017 Guidalberto appeals to the more informal side of sophisticated drinking. By that I mean it makes a great choice at lunch or for family dinners. Despite the accessibility and dense concentration of the fruit, especially evident in a warm vintage such as this, the wine's pedigree is evident in terms of the careful management of the structure and acidity. My samples were a little closed at first and needed some extra coaxing. Once open, the wine shows the dark fruit and exuberance of this hot vintage in Tuscany.
Grape Variety: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot
Alcohol percentage: 13.5%