Sip of the Day

October 9, 2020

Day #283 of the year.

Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto

October 9th commemorates Leif Erikson Day! If you’re from my generation, your first exposure to the Norwegian explorer was probably his brief mention on Spongebob Squarepants (Hinga dinga durgen!). For the rest of you, Leif most likely appeared in your early history textbooks, as he is thought to have led the first European travelers to North America. If you’re in the mood to relax and brush up on your Nordic history, the Tenuta San Guido 2018 Guidalberto is the wine for you. This Super-Tuscan goes well with mutton…er, beef and evokes aromas of dried flowers. While it might not share a “terroir” with Leif, its strong tannins and rich flavor are powerful enough to satisfy any viking.

ORIGIN

Tuscany, Italy

Grapes

60% Cabernet Sauvignon 40% Merlot

Tenuta San Guido 2018 Guidalberto

Tasting Notes

This is a savory, bold and structured wine, with a firm foundation. Hints of dried herbs, along with aromas of deep blackberry and black cherry, are evident along with mineral notes of crushed stone. The flavors are deeply concentrated with black plum, as well as fresh blackberries to match the nose. Freshness and acidity are followed by silky textures and refined, elegant tannins.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Pair with Bolognese and other meat sauce pastas, grilled pork and beef, and roasts.

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