Robert Parker
James Suckling
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Cont'Ugo Bolgheri DOC 2019 - Guado al Tasso

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0.75 l (£ 46.89 * / 1 l)

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Cont'Ugo Bolgheri DOC 2019 - Guado al Tasso
35.17 £
0.75 l (£ 46.89 * / 1 l)

Prices excl. VAT, excise duties, customs , excl. shipping costs

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Cont 'Ugo Bolgheri DOC by Guado al Tasso ranks among the top wines of this fine Marchesi Antinori winery. Cont 'Ugo Bolgheri shines beautifully red in the glass, with intense notes on the nose, well-integrated notes of ripe cherries and blueberries, complemented by appealing aromas of candied fruit and sweet spices. On the palate, Cont 'Ugo presents itself soft, balanced and sustainable in taste, a wine characterized by harmony and pleasure to the long fruity aftertaste.

Vinification of Cont 'Ugo Bolgheri DOC by Guado al Tasso

Since 2011, it has been possible to exploit the potential of the vineyards in the Bolgheri DOC cultivation area for a pure Merlot


For the Cont 'Ugo Bolgheri DOC, the best Merlot grapes from the vineyards of Guado al Tasso were selected, harvested manually and selected again in the wine cellar. Alcoholic fermentation and maceration takes place in stainless steel tanks. The fermentation temperature is controlled according to the degree of ripeness of the grapes: some at low temperatures to obtain a better aromatic freshness, others at 30°C, for better extraction of the polyphenols and for the structure.
These so different merlots are now filled separately into barriques, 1/3 of which are new, in which the malolactic fermentation is completely carried out by the end of the year. This is followed by 8 months of ageing in French oak barriques, the best batches are combined and the Merlot cuvée is aged for a further 4 months in barriques. After bottling, the wine rests in the bottle store for another 6 months before it is sold.

Food pairings for the Cont 'Ugo Bolgheri DOC by Guado al Tasso

Enjoy this excellent merlot from Bolgheri with pasta with meat sauces, risotto with mushrooms, wild boar ragout, ripe cheeses, cold cuts, game of all kinds. 

Awards for Cont 'Ugo Bolgheri DOC by Tenuta Guado al Tasso

  • Wine Advocate Robert M.Parker: 91+ points for 2015
  • Vinum: 16 of 20 points for 2015
  • Wine Spectator: 93 points for 2015 and 2013
  • James Suckling: 92 points for 2015
  • Vinous Antonio Galloni: 93 points for 2015, 92+ points for 2013
  • Wine Enthusiast: 91 points for 2013
Product type: Wine
Weintyp: Red wine
Wine colour: Red
Sweetness: dry
Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany (IT)
Sub region: Bolgheri DOC (IT)
Occasion & Theme: family event , Gift for good friends , surprise connoisseurs , Gift for customers , winter wine
Ageing in: small barrel
Grape Variety: Merlot
Vintage: 2019
Quality Classification & Rating: DOC Denominazione di origine controllata
Awards: Robert Parker - The Wine Advocate - 91+ Punkte , James Suckling - 92 Punkte , Wine Spectator - 93 Punkte , Vinum - 16 Punkte
Soil: close to the sea , Sand , loess
Harvest: Handlese
Maturation: French Oak , Barrique 225 l , bottle-aged
Duration of maturation (in Months): 18
Aromas & Palate Notes: berry fruit , stone fruits , spicy
Mouthfeel/ Texture: schmelzig , samtig , dicht
Finish: long
Optimal serving temperature in °C: 15 - 18
Stil: Alte Welt , klassisch
Food Pairing: dark food , Helle und deftige Speisen , spicy food
Glasempfehlung: Bordeaux Glass
Flaschendesign & Ausstattung: Bordeauxflasche , klassisch
Flaschengröße in l: 0,75
Verschlusstyp: Korken
Lagerfähigkeit in Jahren ab JG: 10
Alcohol % ABV: 14,0
Allergens & Misc. Ingredients: contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide
Inverkehrbringer: Marchesi Antinori S.p.A. - Piazza degli Antinori 3 - 50123 Firenze - Italien
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