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    393
  • Producer ranking ?

    44
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    meat sauce pastas

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Though yields were lower, grape quality was excellent; grapes reached peak condition, with an advanced degree of phenolic ripening with a very good acidity and a moderate alcohol level. The weather trend in 2012 was really unique. Winter was cold and extended; at the end of January, the Bolgheri hills were covered with snow. These conditions were different from inland or northern Tuscany. Cold temperatures were favorable to halt vegetative growth and naturally prevent vine diseases. The spring started late, delaying the budding of the vines by 10 to 15 days beyond the seasonal average. From the beginning of May, the temperatures rose in anticipation of summer. Abundant rainfalls in June refilled the soil’s water reserve. Summer was very hot and sunny with temperatures above the seasonal average, but especially cool nights compensated for the lack of water. During veraison, strong sea winds caused the loss of 10% of production. A decrease in grape size caused a further loss of 5 to 10% of production.

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The Story

Guidalberto is a second wine from the producers of the legendary Sassicaia. Grapes are harvested and transported to an independent cellar. Fermentation takes place separately for each variety in temperature-controlled steel vats before undergoing maceration. The wine is aged in French and American oak barrels and refined in bottle before release.

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Wine Information

A full-bodied wine of intense red fruit flavor and and elegantly supple texture supported by ripe, silky tannins. The Merlot in the blend is expressed in sweet black fruit with overall aromas of ripe, concentrated berries offset by restrained spicy oak notes.

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Toscana, Tuscany
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