Source: December 2020 Week 3, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 17th Dec 2020 (RP-92)
A deft and bright blend to serve with a platter of creamy Camembert wedges, the 2018 Guidalberto is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon supplemented with 40% Merlot, showing a smooth and silky delivery of aromas with black fruit and sour cherry backed by spice, pressed flower and tilled earth. These are fragrant and delicate results fitted to a medium-weight finish that is driven by the freshness and elegant tannins. This is an important release of 415,000 bottles.
Drink Date 2020 – 2030
Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: Tuesday, July 7, 2020 (JS-91)
Easy and layered with cherry and chocolate aromas and flavors. Medium body, soft tannins and a savory finish. Drink now.
Winemaking notes: Manual sorting and careful selection of the bunches and grapes on a sorting table. Soft pressing and destemming of the bunches to avoid breakage of the berries and excessive release of tannins. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature maintained around 26-28 C, without any addition of external yeasts. The maceration of this vintage was about 10-13 days for the grapes of for Merlot and 13-16 days for Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, with frequent pumping over and delestages to obtain more balanced musts and favor the aromatic extraction. Malolactic fermentation in stainless steel vats began in the first days of November.