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65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Syrah
The year 2013 has seen a climate tends to cool, especially in spring and autumn. The winter was marked by rains that have brought a good supply of water in the soil. After a cool spring, a hot and sunny allowed the proper development of the berries and plants. For the portion of the grapes harvested late, it has been necessary to expose the grapes to the sun by careful defoliation two weeks before harvest in order to obtain the characteristics of the extract and its complexity of this wine.
The selected grapes come from a shortlist of vineyards that covers about 80 hectares and which expresses the typical characteristics of the area of Bolgheri. The fermentation and maceration were conducted in stainless steel tanks thermo-conditioned for a period of about 10-15 days at a temperature of 28-30 ° C. A part of the musts Merlot and Syrah was maintained at fermentation temperatures lower to retain more varietal aromas. The malolactic fermentation took place partly in barriques and partly in stainless steel tanks and is finished by the end of the year. The wine was racked and then put back into barrels rested for another seven months, after which it was bottled. This was followed by an aging in bottle of 4 months ..
Tenuta Guado al Tasso is located about 80 km south-west of Florence, near the medieval village of Bolgheri. The property, approximately 1,000 acres, stretching from the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the hills and includes, in addition to 300 hectares of vineyards, including land used for growing wheat, barley, oats and olive trees and a forest in which there is a Cinta Senese pig farm.
The nose dominated by intense notes of ripe red fruits, followed by notes of sweet spices and coffee. On the palate, the wine is harmonious and inviting, with silky tannins and final sweet and spicy.