Tenuta Guado al Tasso Matarocchio 2019
So refined, so nuanced, so delineated, and so unbelievably good, the 2019 Matarocchio sets a new bar for Italian Cabernet Franc. The 2019 growing season blessed Bolgheri’s Guado al Tasso with a temperate year, and this Mataracchio reflects its favorable vintage in its gleaming, sophisticated profile. Layers of brambly black and crisp red fruits layer with rose petals, pencil lead, blood orange zest, balsamic herbs, mocha, and mint in this utterly bewitching wine. Everything’s in its place here — power meets finesse, intensity meets detail, and primary juiciness meets savory underpinnings. Let this epic Cabernet Franc rest for a year or two, enjoy for decades, and remember for the rest of your life!