Il Bruciato, Bolgheri – Tenuta Guado al Tasso (75cl) DOC Tuscany

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Vintage: 2018
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Appellation: Bolgheri
Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah
Alcohol: 14%
Closure: Cork

Producer: The Bolgheri DOC, situated near the coast a hundred kilometres southwest
of Florence, started out as a rosé-only; whites were permitted in
1984, and ten years later the laws finally recognised the extraordinary
success of the mould-breaking Cabernet-based reds. Antinori’s Guado
al Tasso estate débuted with the 1990 vintage, and covers 1,000 hectares
of land stretching from the hills around the village down to the coast. The
vineyard itself comprises 300 hectares, with the remainder planted to
wheat, sunflower and olives.

Vineyard: The vineyards lie at 45-60 metres above sea level, with a rocky limestone
soil. Cuttings were supplied by the on-site nursery. The grapes were

Winery: The best grapes were selected by hand, then destemmed, gently
crushed, and fermented in stainless steel for between ten and fifteen
days at 28-30ºC. A portion of the wine was then transferred to oak barrels
for malolactic fermentation, racked, blended and returned to barrel for
seven months’ ageing.

Taste: Fragrant fruity aromas, particularly plum, followed by delicate mint and
green tea notes. On the palate it is full-bodied and smooth with a long

Press: “Il Bruciato is designed to be approachable and most importantly: food
friendly. You can’t go wrong here. I notice that the integration of fruit is
particularly well-managed in this cooler vintage.” – 92+ points, The Wine
Advocate, June 2020.

Awards: 2 glasses, Gambero Rosso 2020

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