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Denomination : Bolgheri DOC

Vintage : 2021

Alcohol : 14%

Region : Tuscany (Italy)

Format : 0.75 l

Grapes : Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Petit Verdot


The 2021 vintage in Bolgheri was characterized by a prolonged dry period from June to the end of September. However, unlike 2017, the particularly rainy winter contributed to considerably increasing the water reserves of the deep soils that distinguish the area, providing the vines with the right support for the entire production phase. Spring, which tends to be cool, favored a slight delay in budding and subsequent flowering. Summer temperatures have never been excessive, allowing for slow and regular ripening of the grapes in each vineyard with excellent levels of integrity and health. The harvest began with the Merlot in early September, continued with the Cabernet Franc and Syrah around the middle of the month and ended with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot at the end of September.


Upon arrival in the cellar, the selected grapes were de-stemmed and softly pressed. Fermentation and maceration took place in thermo-conditioned stainless steel tanks for a period of about 10-15 days at a temperature of 28-30 ° C. Part of the Merlot and Syrah musts were kept at lower fermentation temperatures to better preserve the varietal aromas. The malolactic fermentation took place partly in barrique and partly in stainless steel tanks, and was completed by the end of the year for all varieties. Subsequently, the Cabernet Sauvignon was combined with Merlot, Syrah, and small quantities of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot: the wine thus obtained met the barrique again, where it rested before allowing itself to be bottled.

Historical data

Tenuta Guado al Tasso is located in the small and prestigious DOC of Bolgheri, on the coast of the Alta Maremma, about a hundred kilometers south-west of Florence. This appellation has a relatively short history (it was born in 1994) but boasts an international reputation as a new point of reference in the world wine scene. Tenuta Guado al Tasso covers an area of ​​1,000 hectares - about 320 planted with vineyards, the rest cultivated with wheat, sunflowers and olive trees - 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, the latter cultivated with both white and black 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. Il Bruciato was born in 2002, in one of the most difficult vintages of Tenuta Guado al Tasso, to tell and make known the unique Bolgheri terroir in a modern style. The blend used initially was that of Guado al Tasso and then changed the varietal composition over the years and had a dedicated range of vineyards. Il Bruciato was not produced in 2003.

Tasting Notes

Il Bruciato 2021 has the usual intense ruby ​​red color. On the nose there are notes of small ripe red fruits, sweet spices and tobacco. On the palate it is well structured, enveloping and with a pleasant fruity aftertaste that gives it a pleasant drink and persistence.

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