The Antinori family has been producing wine for more than 25 generations, exactly since 1385. In particular, the Guado al Tasso Antinori estate is located within the small but prestigious DOC of Bolgheri; the year of establishment of the disciplinary and the DOC is relatively recent (we are talking about 1994) but the wines produced in this area have been able to establish themselves in recent years among the most appreciated wines in the Italian and world panorama. As a family, the Antinoris have always been present in Bolgheri: the land where the estate stands today has belonged to the family’s ancestors since the second half of the seventeenth century and they were already involved in the production of wine. However, the first real turning point came in the first half of the 1800s thanks to Guido Alberto della Gherardesca, who devoted himself to improving the winemaking facilities of the area. Around 1930 the estate was inherited by Carlotta della Gherardesca Antinori, the mother of Piero Antinori, and instead the nearby San Guido estate will go to her sister who is married to Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, who will be the first to glimpse the similarity of the area of Bolgheri with that of the Graves area of Bordeaux and will therefore lay the foundations for the production of Bolgheri DOC as we know it today. The grapes grown are mainly international grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot but also Vermentino.
Each parcel of vineyard is harvested and vinified separately according to the degree of ripeness of the grapes and their specific characteristics. Immediately after the arrival of the grapes in the cellars they are de-stemmed and gently pressed in order to obtain a must. The latter is then left to ferment in stainless steel tanks where it will carry out this process at a controlled temperature of 16°C. Subsequently the various lots are assembled in order to create the best possible product and it is then bottled; after a period of rest and stabilization in the bottle, the wine is ready to be placed on the market.
It has an intense and not too intense straw yellow color, with greenish nuances. The nose has a discreet intensity, fresh yellow fruit such as peach and orange blossom, elderflower and a discreet flint (minerality). In the mouth it is full, not very soft but rather acidic and mineral, as the wine focuses mainly on ease and readiness to drink, and the exaltation of its delicate notes. Fruity finish.
Ok as an aperitif, even if it has a nice charge, so we see it more suitable on a delicate and tasty fish, such as a sole. Also excellent on some fresh cheese and on a first course with seafood.