Vermentino

Climate

The 2017 vintage at Bolgheri was characterized by mild and dry winter weather which led to an early bud break. The spring and summer months, tendentially quite warm and dry, created the conditions for a precocious harvest and an important drop in production, guaranteeing , however, high quality grapes. Picking began on August 26th and terminated during the first ten days of September, two weeks earlier than in a normal growing season.

Vinification

Each and every vineyard parcel was harvested separately on the basis of the ripeness level of the grapes, thereby creating a vast range of individual lots of Vermentino with different aromas and flavors. The grapes, as soon as they arrived in the cellars, were delicately destemmed and given a soft pressing. The must then went into temperature-controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks where it fermented at a temperature of 62° Fahrenheit (16° centigrade). The various lots were carefully and systematically evaluated and blended. The bottling took place during the month of January, 2018.

Historical Data

The Guado al Tasso estate is located in the small but prestigious Bolgheri DOC, on the coast of upper Maremma, about one hundred kilometers southwest from Florence. The estate covers an area of over 1000 hectares (2500 acres); 320 (790 acres) of which are planted with vines. The remainder is richly covered with fields of wheat, sunflowers and olive groves, set in a beautiful plain encircled by rolling hillsides known as the "Bolgheri Amphitheatre" due to its particular shape. The vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Vermentino. The nearby sea provides a mild climate with constant breezes that mitigate summer heat and alleviate harsh winter weather, maintaining a clear sky and a high level of sunlight exposure. The first vintage of Vermentino was 1996. The inspiration behind this wine was the desire to reintroduce one of the indigenous varieties from this part of the Tyrrhenian coast, recognized and appreciated since the 1990’s for its aromatic qualities. Bolgheri’s microclimate is particularly favorable for Vermentino production due to both the territory’s orientation and proximity to the sea which gives the wine pronounced mineral notes, freshness and aromatic qualities.

Tasting Notes

Straw yellow with greenish highlights in color, the wine presents an ample range of intense and fragrant aromas which include citrus, candied, and passion fruit. The flavors are well supported by the freshness and by a mineral vein which give the wine much savor and a lengthy persistence on the palate.

Vermentino 2017

The Wine

The first vintage of Vermentino was 1996. The inspiration behind this wine was the desire to reintroduce one of the indigenous varieties from this part of the Tyrrhenian coast, recognized and appreciated since the 1990’s for its aromatic qualities. Bolgheri’s microclimate is particularly favorable for Vermentino production due to both the territory’s orientation and proximity to the sea which gives the wine pronounced mineral notes, freshness and aromatic qualities.

Vermentino 2017

The 2017 vintage at Bolgheri was characterized by mild and dry winter weather which led to an early bud break. The spring and summer months, tendentially quite warm and dry, created the conditions for a precocious harvest and an important drop in production, guaranteeing , however, high quality grapes. Picking began on August 26th and terminated during the first ten days of September, two weeks earlier than in a normal growing season.

Each and every vineyard parcel was harvested separately on the basis of the ripeness level of the grapes, thereby creating a vast range of individual lots of Vermentino with different aromas and flavors. The grapes, as soon as they arrived in the cellars, were delicately destemmed and given a soft pressing. The must then went into temperature-controlled stainless steel fermentation tanks where it fermented at a temperature of 62° Fahrenheit (16° centigrade). The various lots were carefully and systematically evaluated and blended. The bottling took place during the month of January, 2018.

The Guado al Tasso estate is located in the small but prestigious Bolgheri DOC, on the coast of upper Maremma, about one hundred kilometers southwest from Florence. The estate covers an area of over 1000 hectares (2500 acres); 320 (790 acres) of which are planted with vines. The remainder is richly covered with fields of wheat, sunflowers and olive groves, set in a beautiful plain encircled by rolling hillsides known as the "Bolgheri Amphitheatre" due to its particular shape. The vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Vermentino. The nearby sea provides a mild climate with constant breezes that mitigate summer heat and alleviate harsh winter weather, maintaining a clear sky and a high level of sunlight exposure. The first vintage of Vermentino was 1996. The inspiration behind this wine was the desire to reintroduce one of the indigenous varieties from this part of the Tyrrhenian coast, recognized and appreciated since the 1990’s for its aromatic qualities. Bolgheri’s microclimate is particularly favorable for Vermentino production due to both the territory’s orientation and proximity to the sea which gives the wine pronounced mineral notes, freshness and aromatic qualities.

Straw yellow with greenish highlights in color, the wine presents an ample range of intense and fragrant aromas which include citrus, candied, and passion fruit. The flavors are well supported by the freshness and by a mineral vein which give the wine much savor and a lengthy persistence on the palate.

Tenuta Guado al Tasso

Tenuta Guado al Tasso

The Guado al Tasso estate is located in the small but prestigious Bolgheri DOC, on the coast of upper Maremma, about one hundred kilometers southwest from Florence. This appellation has a relatively recent history, DOC Bolgheri was approved in 1995 and since then it has become an internationally recognized reference point for the Italian and international winemaking arena. The estate covers an area of over 1000 hectares (2500 acres); 320 (790 acres) of which are planted with vines. The remainder is richly covered with fields of wheat, sunflowers and olive groves, set in a beautiful plain encircled by rolling hillsides known as the "Bolgheri Amphitheatre" due to its particular shape. The vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Vermentino. The nearby sea provides a mild climate with constant breezes that mitigate summer heat and alleviate harsh winter weather, maintaining a clear sky and a high level of sunlight exposure.

Soil

Soil

Alluvial in origin, soil texture varies from silty-sand to sandy.

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