Guidalberto, Tenuta San Guido, Tuscany, 6 Bottle Case 75cl

Appellation: Toscana Indicazione Geografica Tipica
First vintage: 2000
Grape varieties: 60 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 40 % Merlot
Analytical data: alcohol content: 14,00% PH: 3,52 total acidity: 5,95 residual sugar: 0,11 gr/l
Type of soil: various morphological and composite characteristics with a strong presence of limestone areas rich
in galestro, pebbles and partially clay; they are located at an altitude between 100 and 300 meters above sea level,
with exposure to South / South-West.
Training system: Spurred cordon
Plants density: 6.250 vine stocks per Ha
Climatic trend and characteristics of the vintage:
After a rather mild and dry autumn, winter temperatures dropped a lot, helped by the cold north winds.
This period was characterized also by lack of rain, except for a few rainy days in February.
Since the beginning of March, the beautiful sunny days and the substantial increase in temperatures
anticipated the budding. However, temperatures dropped again in April, when the long-awaited rains
arrived. It is thanks to these spring rains that it was possible to re-establish the water reserve of the
subsoils. Two short hailstorms during two days in April thinned the shoots and slightly reduced the
amount of production, especially for the more precocious Merlot. The continuation of spring was also
somewhat unusual, as it was characterized by temperatures below the seasonal norm and persistent
rains, accompanied by north winds. This climatic condition has kept the agronomists and country staff
very busy. It also has affected the vegetation by delaying the growth of the shoots and consequently,
also the flowering. Around mid-June, good weather arrived, with mild temperatures, sunny days and
intense ventilation. A perfect condition for the phenological phases of the vine. Flowering was slightly
delayed to May, and took place in optimal conditions with no winds. The result was an excellent,
regular and complete fruit set.

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