Guidalberto IGT 2019 Tenuta San Guido
|View||Color rojo rubí brillante|
|Smell||enriquecidas con notas de café y matices de matorral mediterráneo., La nariz se abre con agradables notas de bayas silvestres|
|Taste||con taninos vivos y un final largo y persistente., En boca es amplio y potente|
The harvest of the Merlot grapes began with an average delay of about 10 days compared to the previous vintages, while the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested starting from the second decade of September and ending in the first days of October. The weather conditions strongly characterized the vintage giving rise to healthy grapes, with an excellent aromatic component but with a lower sugar content than the norm of recent years. Healthy, crunchy and well-ripened grapes arrived in the cellar giving rise to balanced musts, with a low alcohol content and sweet and velvety tannins. The freshness of the wine given by the good acidity and the right PH ratio, a lower alcohol content but at the same time a very evident structure are the characteristics that distinguish this 2018 vintage.
Sorting and careful selection of bunches and berries by hand, by means of a sorting table. Soft pressing and de-stemming of the bunches to avoid the breaking of the berries and excessive release of tannins. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel vats at a controlled temperature maintained around 26-28 ° C, without any addition of external yeasts. The macerations of this vintage were about 1013 days for the Merlot grapes and 13-16 days for the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, with frequent pumping over and delestages to obtain more balanced musts and favor the aromatic extraction. The malolactic fermentation, which began in early November, was also completely carried out in steel vats, at the end of which the musts were placed in barriques for aging. Upon completion of the malolactic fermentation, the wine was placed in French oak barrels and, in small part, in American wood for a period of 15 months.