Antinori is one of the most illustrious and famous names in the world of Italian wine. The company was born in Tuscany from a long family tradition, which can boast over six hundred years of history. In addition to the winery in the Chianti Classico area, it has estates in Bolgheri, Montalcino, Umbria and Franciacorta. The Guado al Tasso estate is located in the countryside near the historic village of Bolgheri, near the Tyrrhenian coast. It is a real farm of about 1000 hectares, of which 300 are vineyards and the rest cultivated with olive trees, arable land, woods or used for breeding pigs of the fine Cinta Senese variety.
The Bolgheri area has become world famous for the production of famous Supertuscan, wines made with international grapes, in particular cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and syrah, which have found favorable conditions in this land to express themselves on levels of excellence . The suitable soils, the Mediterranean climate, warm, dry, but always mitigated by the sea breezes and the gentle hillside exposures, have proved to be perfect for quality viticulture. In the wake of the international success of Sassicaia, in the 70s and 80s, the myth of the great Bolgheri reds quickly spread. Wines of extraordinary elegance, richness and aromatic complexity, which soon collected the most prestigious prizes and awards from the main Italian Wine Guides and from the most famous international sector magazines.
Bolgheri DOC Il Bruciato comes from a blend of three great French vines, cabernet sauvignon (65%) which gives structure, elegance and longevity, merlot (20%) which gives softness and harmony and the syrah (15%) which gives the typical spicy notes, which enrich and complete the bouquet.
The grapes, carefully selected in the vineyard, ferment for about 10-15 days partly in barriques and partly in stainless steel tanks, at a temperature of 28-30 ° C. Only a part of merlot and syrah ferments at lower temperatures to better extract and preserve the fragrance of the varietal aromas. After a first period of stabilization, partly in steel and partly in barrique for malolactic fermentation, the wine ages for 8 months in French oak barrique and completes its aging with a further 4 months in the bottle.
The olfactory picture is intense and complex, with aromas of small berries, elegant notes of sweet spices and delicate woody nuances. On the palate it denotes body and structure, with a harmonious sip, characterized by deep aromas, evolved tannins and balanced freshness. The finish is long and persistent.