Guidalberto is the fabulous, Merlot-rich Super Tuscan from the same stable as Italy’s most celebrated red, Sassicaia. With a classic Super Tuscan Cabernet Sauvignon core, it’s a dark, sumptuous, cask aged red of supreme quality and finesse. Great value for a wine from one of the best producers in Italy.
Quietly, elegantly and almost involuntarily, the Incisa della Rocchetta family set to release the wine that would revolutionise the Italian wine scene creating a totally new genre: the Super-Tuscan. Tenuta San Guido is now a legendary estate and was first planted in the 1940s by the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, who noted the similarity between Bolgheri’s terroir and that of the Graves. When, in 1968, Sassicaia was finally commercially released, it took the fine wine world by storm. Cementing its iconic status, in 1994 it was granted its own appellation – Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC the first, and so far, only case in Italy of a DOC contained within one estate.
The specific parcels chosen to cultivate the vines vary in altitude, aspect, and soil composition, adding to the overall complexity of the wines of Tenuta San Guido. the first, and so far, only case in Italy of a DOC contained within one estate. The estate yields are kept very low, 55-60 quintals per hectare, guaranteeing pristine grapes that will give life to elegant, age-worthy wines.