TENUTA SAN GUIDO, GUIDALBERTO
TUSCANY, ITALY 2019
As the producer of Italy’s first Super Tuscan—the legendary Sassicaia—Tenuta San Guido is hailed as a standard-bearer of Italian enology, credited with bringing the area of Bolgheri to world-renowned fame. Though they could easily have focused exclusively on the overwhelmingly successful Sassicaia, Tenuta San Guido wanted to expand its portfolio to include value-driven expressions that complemented their flagship. Over the last two decades, these concerted efforts have paid off and now there is incredible value to be found in Guidalberto, the highly acclaimed companion to Sassicaia. Today we’re featuring the latest vintage of this sub-$60 Bordeaux blend, the 2019 Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto, a 95-point must-have for any wine collection.
Located along the Tyrrhenian coast, Tenuta San Guido first produced Sassicaia in 1968. As popularity for this iconic wine grew, production followed suit, especially during the boom years of the 1990s—this increase ultimately resulted in additional Cabernet Sauvignon that needed a new home. Fueled by the fact that icons like Gaja and Masseto had already brought legitimacy to growing and producing Merlot in Bolgheri, the Incisa della Rochetta family (owners of Tenuta San Guido) began to craft an opulent, approachable blend using these two Bordeaux varieties; 2000 was the first vintage of Guidalberto to be bottled. Fast forward to today, the 2019 vintage is produced with a greater focus on finesse and elegance to reflect the traditional house style akin to the celebrated Sassicaia.
Coming from south/southwest facing vineyards with a strong presence of limestone and clay, the 2019 Guidalberto is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot that is racy and delicious, with bright acidity that keeps it balanced and fresh. Flavorful with juicy blackberry, black cherry, and vanilla with soft, velvety tannins, this a wine to be enjoyed now over the next five to ten years. The wine is nothing short of fabulous, with the nuance and finesse we’d come to expect from one of Bolgheri’s top estates. Today’s special Concierge pricing is for one week only. Don’t miss your chance to stock up!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Fall 2021. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in CO, GA, IN, KY, MA, NJ, NY, TN, or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Tuesday, June 22, 2021.