2018 Tenuta Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore
2018 Tenuta Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore; Tuscany, Italy
In most of France, wines are named by their place of origin and not by the type of grape (with the exception of Alsace). Just like a red Burgundy is by law, always made of Pinot noir, a red Bordeaux is a blended wine composed mainly of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Depending on the laws of the village from which the grapes come, the conditions of the vintage and decisions of the winemaker, the blend can be further supported by Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot and in rare cases, Carmenere. So popular and repeated has this mix of grape varieties become worldwide, that the term, Bordeaux Blend, refers to a wine blended in this style, regardless of origin.
Bolgheri is a relatively young yet prestigious Italian appellation located in the Maremma on the Tuscan coast just to the south of Livorno, and named after a town in the north of the region. It is known mainly for deeply coloured, supple yet ageworthy red wines, usually based on the Bordeaux grape varieties. The winemaking zone features sloping coastal vineyards close to the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Tenuta Guado al Tasso is a Tuscan wine estate located on rolling hills near the coast in the Bolgheri amphitheater. It is a part of the Marchesi Antinori group, and is known for its wines made predominantly from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, rather than the region’s famous Sangiovese grape.