Scalabrone Bolgheri DOC Rossato, Tasting notes:
Scalabrone 2022 is light peony pink in color. The nose presents intense notes of red berries especially ripe cherries and pomegranates accompanied by hints of candied citrus fruit. The palate is delightfully fruity, delicate with outstanding freshness and persistence.
Scalabrone Bolgheri DOC Rosato
Each grape variety was harvested and fermented separately. Grapes were destemmed, delicately crushed, and transferred to the press for a short maceration period of about 2-4 hours at a low temperature to intensify the richness of emerging aromatic compounds. After pressing, the must was transferred into stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation took place at a controlled temperature of 16 °C (61 °F). Each individual lot was carefully and systematically evaluated and then blended. Scalabrone was bottled in the month of January 2023.
Guado al Tasso:
Tenuta Guado al Tasso is located in the small but prestigious DOC Bolgheri, in the upper Maremma, about one hundred kilometres south-west of Florence. The estate covers an area planted with vines of about 320 hectares, immersed in a splendid plain surrounded by gentle hills, known as the ‘Amphitheatre of Bolgheri’ for its particular conformation. The noble Della Gherardesca family began practising viticulture in the late 1600s on their land in Bolgheri, but things really began to change under Guido Alberto Della Gherardesca (1780-1854). He was passionate about viticulture. He was appointed majordomo to Grand Duke Leopold II and then devoted himself to oenology on the family estates in Maremma. The vineyards are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Vermentino; the latter is cultivated with both white and red varieties. The proximity to the sea offers a mild climate, with constant breezes that mitigate the summer heat and alleviate the harsh winter climate. The alluvial soils of the area, varying from sandy-clayey to silty-clayey rich in Bolgheri agglomerate (fine gravel), influence the character and personality of the varieties grown and give them a distinctive territorial identity