Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2002
from Tuscany, Italy
The grapes are grown in a vineyard on lands adjacent to the Sassicaia vineyard. The grape varieties are approximately 45% Merlot, 45% Cabernet Sauvingnon and 10% Sangiovese. The grapes are vinified in a new cellar created especially by the Tenuta San Guido in the locality known as 'Vecchio Frantoio" (Old Olive Press) not far from the town of Bolgheri.
The 2002 vintage was fermented in steel vats at controlled temperatures with a maceration period of 15 days for the the Merlot and the Cabernet Sauvignon and 12 days for the Sangiovese. The wine was then aged in French and American oak barriques for 14 months, one-third of the barriques being new ones.
The 2002 wine has produced excellent organoleptic results, given that the vinification and the fermentation process, as well as the extraction process during the maceration phase were all greatly satisfactory.
The wine is characterised by its excellent fulllness, gentleness and softness, having an organoleptic depth without sharpness. An excellent, very well-balanced structure and great persistence are already detectable on the palate. This wine's excellent polyphenol content already allows us to foresee excellent longevity.
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