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Silky, “Special” 2017 Guidalberto and Le Difese, Sassicaia’s Affordable Siblings!
November 25, 2019
A Note from Sergio

I love Sassicaia--it's a gorgeous, serious wine that earns every bit of hype it gets. But you can't drink Sassicaia every day. Enter Tenuta San Guido's Guidalberto and Le Difese. These wines let Sassicaia's fans regularly drink in the Tenuta San Guido experience, and they offer Italian wine newbies a soft, delicious landing. Guidalberto and Le Difese give you immediate pleasure coupled with grace and power, but they nonetheless gleam with Sassicaia's beauty. Today, I'm delighted to present the 2017 bottlings of Guidalberto and Le Difese, and, while these wines always pack a punch at their price points, today's 2017 pair gives you glimpses of their outstanding vintage--and they're here, ready to ship, and ready to enjoy as soon as you get them.

Maybe you're a wine aficionado looking for a stellar Super Tuscan to pour for friends, or maybe you're a new wine-lover and want an intro to the estate; either way, these wines will make you fall in love with Tenuta San Guido--even if you've never heard of Sassicaia. 2017 was a scorcher of a year in Bolgheri, but Tenuta San Guido is blessed with a rare microclimate, and today's wines match their intensity with freshness. You owe it to your palate to stock your cellar with these Sassicaia siblings! My recommendation is to buy these 2017 Tenuta San Guido releases by the case or half-case, because as soon as you finish one bottle, your guests are going to want to open a second.


Today's Featured Sections Include:

1. Spotlight on Excellence: Must-Have 2017 Guidalberto and Le Difese!
2. Wine Events: Upcoming November / December Wine Tasting Events

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Sergio Esposito
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Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2017 750ml
Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto 2017 750ml
Price: $49.99

Perfumed, precise, and peppered with fresh herbs, the ’17 Guidalberto frames its lush red and blue fruits with sweet spices, warm tobacco, and touches of wood, violet petals, and blood orange. The muscular ’17 Guidalberto is a tightly coiled wine that simultaneously flexes its chewy tannins, vibrant acidity, and lovely floral lift in harmonious balance. Intense yet focused, this wine’s sustained, powerful finish suggests that it’s ideal for aging, but its succulent fruit means you can enjoy it right now with some decanting. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Guidalberto offers richness and density  balanced by vigor, precision and freshness; this wine ferments in temperature-controlled stainless steel, followed by aging for fifteen months in barriques and three months in bottle before release. Accessible early with liberal decanting, the ‘17 Guidalberto will achieve its true beauty in a few years, making this a wine to secure by the case. more info