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Vines Vermentino ( %)

Color: Straw yellow with greenish reflections.
Smell: The nose is fragrant and intense, aromas of yellow fruits and white flowers combine with citrus notes, composing the characteristic aromatic profile.
Taste: On the palate it is pleasant, savory, with an excellent balance between freshness and mineral component. The finish is long and slightly citrus.
Food pairing: Perfect for fish and shellfish dishes, sushi, tartare and raw fish.

Vintage 2018: Was a year that tended to be rainy, especially during the winter and spring.
These climatic conditions ensured the accumulation of excellent water reserves in the soil, which were considerably reduced following the drought recorded in the 2017 season.
Sprouting occurred one week later than the average.
During the growth phase, characterized by precipitation and above average temperatures, timely interventions in the vineyard were necessary to encourage the natural course of the vine.
The regular summer, characterized by a dry and warm climate, ensured optimal conditions for a slow and constant ripening of the grapes.
The Vermentino harvest took place between mid and late September, allowing the collection of grapes characterized by good freshness and intense and fresh aromatic notes.

Vinification and aging: Each parcel was harvested separately, according to the level of ripeness of the grapes, in order to enhance the complex territorial characteristics of each vineyard. Upon arrival in the cellar, the grapes were de-stemmed, gently pressed and softly pressed. The must obtained was transferred to stainless steel tanks where alcoholic fermentation took place at a temperature of 16 ° C. The different lots have been carefully and regularly evaluated and assembled. The Vermentino of Tenuta Guado al Tasso was bottled in January 2019.

Historical data: Tenuta Guado al Tasso is located in the small and prestigious DOC of Bolgheri, on the coast of the Alta Maremma, a hundred kilometers south-west of Florence.
This denomination has a relatively short history (born in 1994) and has an international reputation as a new reference point in the world wine scene.
Tenuta Guado al Tasso covers an area of ​​about 320 hectares planted in Avigneto, in a splendid plain surrounded by hills known as the "Bolgheri amphitheater" for its particular shape. The Guado al Tasso vineyards are mainly composed of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Vermentino grapes.
They enjoy a mild climate due to the nearby presence of the sea: the constant breezes mitigate the summer heat and the rigors of winter, clean the sky and keep the insolation index high.
The first vintage produced by Vermentino on the Guado al Tasso estate was 1996.

Marchesi Antinori

The Antinori family has been dedicated to wine production for more than six hundred years: ever since, in 1385, Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Florentine Art of Vinattieri. Throughout its long history, through 26 generations, the family has always managed this business directly with innovative and sometimes courageous choices but always maintaining respect for traditions and for the territory. For over six hundred years, the Marquises Antinori have linked their name to excellence in the art of wine and the best patronage tradition. Two apparently very different areas, but which in reality have often proceeded in parallel: the Marquises Antinori have often entrusted art with the task of telling the values ​​and history of their family, whose coat of arms is also a valuable work artistic, which came out at the beginning of the 16th century from the Florentine workshop of the sculptor and ceramist Giovanni della Robbia. This dual passion is expressed through the Antinori Academy, in the context of classical art and tradition, and following the construction of the new Antinori winery in Chianti Classico also through the Antinori Art Project, aimed at contemporary art. Today the company is chaired by Albiera Antinori, with the support of the two sisters Allegra and Alessia, personally involved in the corporate activities. His father, Marchese Piero Antinori, is currently the Honorary President of the company. Tradition, passion and intuition were the driving qualities that led the Marquis Antinori to establish themselves as one of the main Italian producers of high quality wines. Every vintage, every terrain, every idea is a new beginning, a new search for ever higher quality margins. As the Marquis Piero likes to say: "ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never inhibited our innovative spirit". Over time, investments in other areas suitable for the production of quality wines both in Italy and abroad were added to the estates of Tuscany and Umbria, the historical heritage of the family, where a new path of enhancement of new terroir "with high wine potential. Marchesi Antinori expresses its passion for viticulture by seeking increasingly subtle margins for improvement. For this reason, continuous experiments are carried out in the vineyards and cellars with selections of autochthonous and international grape clones, types of cultivation, altitude of the vineyards, fermentation methods and temperatures, traditional and modern winemaking techniques, different types of wood, size and age of the barrels, and varying the length of the refinement in the bottle. The Marchesi Antinori company owns several companies directly linked to the family brand. In Tuscany: - Antinori in Chianti Classico, a modern cellar with a unique architectural style born in 2012, in the heart of Chianti Classico; - Tenuta Tignanello, a few km from the new headquarters of San Casciano, represents the history of the wine scene with labels such as Tignanello and Solaia, in addition to the Chianti Classico; - Badia a Passignano, in the historic abbey of the Vallombrosani monks, a great expression of Chianti Classico; - Pèppoli, estate dedicated to the production of Chianti Classico and extra virgin olive oil; - Pian delle Vigne, in Montalcino, leaving the Chianti Classico, here you can admire another great expression of Sangiovese for Rosso and Brunello di Montalcino; - Guado al Tasso, estate located in Bolgheri, a great reality that expresses the Bordeaux cut on the Tyrrhenian coast in the Bolgherese Amphitheater. In Umbria: - Castello della Sala, historic company in the panorama of Italian white wines with the Cervaro della Sala leader, followed by other labels made with international grapes. Also worth mentioning are the Orvieto Sup. And Pinot Noir. In addition to the aforementioned entities, the Antinori world manages, leaving its own autonomy, other farms both in Tuscany (Le Mortelle, Fattoria Aldobrandesca, Tenuta Monteloro and La Braccesca) with other regions. From the great desire to make quality classic method sparkling wines, the Marchese Antinori Tenuta Montenisa is located in Franciacorta, the Prunotto company history in Piedmont and the Tormaresca company in Puglia, divided into two estates between Castel del Monte and Salento.

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