Always a sweet spot Super Tuscans, Sassicaia's second label, takes notes from its older sibling and is a beautiful bottle again in 2020. Guidalberto is always well composed, elegant, and sophisticated, an excellent buy for the category with some sneaky longevity if left in the cellar. It puts on some nuance with a few years in the cave though we typically don't have the patience as it sings with a good bit of aeration out of the gate. Guidalberto is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grown on limestone and clay with a south, southwest exposure between 300 and 1000 feet of elevation. Grapes are harvested by hand before extensive sorting, followed by a very gentle pressing to avoid excess tannins, many of which are sourced from plots that don't make it into Sassicaia. Alcoholic fermentation occurs in stainless steel vats with wild yeasts with maceration of around 13 days for the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Malolactic fermentation occurs in vats as well
before transferring to mostly French Oak, with a small percentage of
American Oak to age about 15 months. 2020 is another excellent vintage for this wine and is among some of the top examples of all time. A more elegant and focused example, 2020 is finely knit and pure vintage that shows good richness but doesn't go over the top. It is one of the best vintages we have tasted, and we think our clients will enjoy this more refined style this year. So complex and elegant, there is a reason why this is one of the best Super Tuscan buys. We have a limited amount in stock, and it is definitely worth checking out at this friendly pricing.