The 2016 Guado al Tasso showsan intense rubyred color. The nose expresses pleasurable notes of fruitand sweet spices: plums, blueberryjam, leather, liquorices root,and such balsamic sensationsas mint, which add freshness and complexity. The palate is long and dynamic,accompanied bysupple and elegant tanninsand, once again, balsamic notes. A vintage, the 2016, of exceptional elegance.
The grapes, upon their deliveryto the cellars, were selected in two different phases: first upon theirarrivaland then during the destemming in order to guarantee that onlythe finest part of the crop went into the fermentation tanks. As in everyvintage, the individualvineyard plots were sub-divided into aseries of single parcels to be picked on the basis of the climate of the vintage and the characteristics of the grapes, fermenting them then separately. The grapes were then fermented fora period of 15-20 days in stainless steel tanks. After being run off its skins, the wine went directlyinto small oak barrels where, bythe end of the year, the malolactic fermentation was completed. In the month of Februarythe wine of the finest parcels was selected and blended together. Guado al Tasso then went back into new French oak barrels where itaged until bottling in July of 2018.