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Although the history of La Tenuta Guado al Tasso dates back to the late 1600s, it was in the 1930s that the Italian estate underwent a major development under the leadership of the estate's heiress, Carlotta Della Gherardesca Antinori, mother of Piero Antinori and sister of Mario Incisa Della Rocchetta's wife, owner of Tenuta San Guido.
Located in the prestigious Bolgheri DOC, Tenuta Antinori - Guado al Tasso is an emblematic reference point among fine Bolgheri Superiore due to the quality and elegance of its wines.
Tenuta Antinoni - Guado al Tasso reigns over a vineyard of around 320 hectares. This area benefits from its proximity to the sea, whose mild climate, sunshine and constant breezes regulate both the summer heat and the cold winters. The vineyards are planted on alluvial soils, a typical feature of the region, sandy-clay to silty-clay and rich in fine gravel. These unique soil formations lead to the production of wines that possess a singular character and aromatic richness.
Cont'Ugo d'Antinori - Guado al Tasso is a Bolgheri wine made exclusively from vineyards planted on silt and clay soils.
The winter was mild with little rain. Although the beginning of spring was cool, the mild weather from April onwards favoured a pleasant flowering and a homogeneous fruit set. A hot, dry summer gave way to a month of September marked by cool, wet conditions at the end of the month and in October.
Vinification and ageing
The grapes are harvested in small parcels and are carefully sorted before fermentation in steel vats. Maceration for a period of approximately 20 days. After racking, the wine is placed into barrels for malolactic fermentation. Blending of the best batches before ageing in second-fill (10%) and third-fill (90%) barrels.
The colour is an intense ruby hue.
The nose blends fragrances of ripe red berries with refreshing balsamic notes.
A velvety attack precedes a smooth palate, whose aromatic richness stretches to a persistent and fruity finish.