2019 Marchesi Antinori Bolgheri Superiore Guado al Tasso
The Bolgheri Superiore Guado Al Tasso 2019 is beautiful, as can be seen from the excellent reviews. This vintage is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. The wine offers beautiful intensity and purity, but also delivers balanced power and lasting persistence. This 2019 Guado al Tasso has a wild and perfumed nose of dried thyme, sage, blackberries, cocoa, graphite and white and green peppercorns. Then dried flowers. Full flavor with firm, tight and precise tannins. Lively. There is so much character and structure. Definitely decant in his younger years. This bottle comes in a wooden box (OWC/1).
The 2019 growing season saw a period of relatively cold temperatures in April and May, followed by hot and dry weather until July. The initial growth of the vines was slowed, but caught up to a normal rate in the summer. A sudden increase in temperature resulted in lighter, loosely packed clusters, especially notable in the late-maturing varieties where fruit set had not yet been fully completed. The months of August and September brought stable sunny weather, allowing the grapes to fully develop ripeness under optimal conditions and exceptionally high quality of each grape variety. The harvest started on September 16th with Merlot, slightly later than seasonal averages, continued at the end of September with Cabernet Franc and was completed on October 5th with the last vineyard block of
FACT : In the Tab: Appendix you will find the official fact sheet of this beautiful wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine. The wine is stored in our conditioned Wine Warehouse and if you pick up the wine you will often receive a nice discount. You will immediately see the possible discount if you choose Pickup in the Checkout page. We are almost next to the Rijksweg with plenty of parking. Click here for address.
The name Antinori is a household name in the wine world. Wherever you go in a little restaurant in the world, the wines of Antinori show off on the menu. And that is not easy! 600 years of experience precede, as many as 26 generations of wine know-how. Investments have been made carefully in domains and vineyards. And guaranteed in the best locations.
Marquis Piero Antinori is in charge and is assisted by his three daughters: Albiera, Allegra and Alessia. Funny those three A's. We are not going to bother you with all the awards that have been received over the years, because then this price list can no longer go through the letterbox. There are two red wines that are available on allocation and that one would like to get a few bottles from all over the world and that are Tignanello and Solaia and we also have these in our range at Grandcruwijnen.
In 1180, Ugo and Antinori di Rinuccino were officially named as owners of Castello di Combiate; a century later, the family who had moved to Florence were included in the register of the silk trade cooperative. In 1385, Giovanni di Piero, an indirect descendant, entered the wine guild as an apprentice. Since then, the wine-growing tradition of the Antinori family has been continuous. With the establishment of the Marchesi Antinori winery, the peak was reached in 1895 and already in 1898 the winery was built in San Casciano Val di Pesa, which is still the center of the widely branched group of properties in all major cultivation areas of Tuscany, Umbria. , Piemonte (since the early 90s through the purchase of the wine cellar Prunotto), Apulia and even California. The traditional house participating in the modern Tuscan wine-growing revolution owes much of its prestige to its former chief vinologist Giacomo Tachis, who produced exceptional wines such as Sassicaia, Tignanello (especially sangiovese), Solaia (especially cabernet) and many others. the other was responsible. Vinologist Renzo Cotarella also created one of the best chardonnays in Italy in the Umbrian Castello della Sala.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Grape||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot|
|Drinking as of||2024|
|James Suckling rating||98|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Red fruit|
|Drink moments||Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|