Nicolò, director of Tenuta San Guido since forty years, has been motivated by Guidalberto della Gherardesca his great great great grandfather. Guidalberto della Gherardesca lived in the early nineteenth century in Bolgheri and was a pioneer of modern agriculture. He was famous for having planted the cypress alley that inspired the poet Giosuè Carducci.
“The wine was created for two reasons: first of all, the desire to see what we could accomplish with Merlot, a grape that we had never used before; second, the desire to offer the consumer a wine which could be appreciated at a younger age compared to our veteran Sassicaia”. – Nicolò Incisa
Colour: Deep Red
Aroma: Berries and cassis with an oaky smoky nuance.
Palate: Healthy, crunchy and well-ripened grapes produced musts that are not excessively rich in structure, considering what was expected from this vintage. They are rather characterized by a good acidity which supports the higher degree of alcohol of this vintage. The soft and silky tannins were already present in the musts and are the underlying characteristic of Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto IGT.
Grape Varieties: 60 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 % Merlot
History of Tenuta San Guido
Tenuta San Guido is named after the Saint Guido della Gherardesca who lived during the XI century. It is located on the Tyrrhenian coast, between Leghorn and Grosseto with three defining characteristics, the Sassicaia wine, the Razza Dormello-Olgiata and Padule di Bolgheri.
The wedding of Mario Incisa della Rocchetta and Clarice della Gherardesca on October 18th 1930 started it all. The vineyards of Tenuta San Guido cover approximately 90 hectares and are divided into areas chosen for the particular characteristics of both exposure and composition of the soil.