If I had to pick between ‘indigenous varieties grown in the region they originate in’ or ‘international varieties grown in certain regions outside their traditional home’, I will nearly always go for the former. However, there is exceptions to the rule and the wines of Tenuta San Guido fits this exception perfectly. San Guido’s flagship wine Sassicaia and their second wine Guidalberto are magical wines that speak more of the uniqueness of the place rather than grape varities. To read more about Tenuta San Guido and Guidalberto click on their website: http://www.sassicaia.com/
Last night we matched this wine with a homemade Porcini Risotto and it went down a treat. With young wines like this, I like to drink it over 2-3 days to see how it will evolve. I will have another glass tonight and then the remainder with the balance of Cape Grim meat that I have for lunch on Saturday.
Fast forward: Saturday 9th July: this wine is still holding true to for, and I have no doubts that it will age remarkably well. Medium bodied with fruit complexity and Italians tannins to burn. Lovely wine.