The Guado al Tasso estate is located in the small but prestigious Bolgheri DOC, on the coast of upper Maremma, about one hundred kilometers southwest from Florence. This appellation has a relatively recent history, DOC Bolgheri was approved in 1995 and since then it has become an internationally recognized reference point for the Italian and international winemaking arena. The estate covers an area of about 320 hectares (790 acres) planted with vines, set in a beautiful plain encircled by rolling hillsides known as the “Bolgheri Amphitheatre” due to its particular shape. The vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Vermentino. The nearby sea provides a mild climate with constant breezes that mitigate summer heat and alleviate harsh winter weather, maintaining a clear sky and a high level of sunlight exposure.
Matarocchio 2017 is rich with an intense color. Its nose offers aromas of juniper, bay leaves, Morello cherries and licorice. Despite vintage forecasts, this wine is not overly opulent: no overripe notes, rather it delivers great elegance, clean and pure both on the nose and palate that make it, at present, almost austere. Tannins are exceptionally smooth and silky. A vintage that holds exceptional potential to evolve and express its finest characteristics even in the years to come.