Vermentino

Vintage

Classification

Bolgheri DOC

Blend

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 approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) to the southwest of the city of Florence near the medieval hamlet of Bolgheri, situated in the coastal area of the Tuscan Maremma. The property, some 2500 total acres (1000 hectares), stretches from the coastline of the Tyrrhenian Sea to the to the inland hills and includes, in addition to the 750 acres (300 hectares) of vineyards grain, corn, and sunflower fields and olive groves as well. The first vintage of Vermentino produced at the Guado al Tasso estate was the 1996.

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.