2020 Platinetti Guido 'Guido Rosso'
The Guido is somewhat of ‘super rosso’ - it’s what you might call a field blend of Merlot, Croatina, Barbera, Uva Rara, Nebbiolo, Vespolina and Erbaluce. It’s an eclectic blend from mainly 60-100 year old vines, that somehow, strangely - works an absolute treat. It’s produced from a series of ancient trellis systems some of the bush vines may be up to 130 years of age. Spice, strawberry, red cherry, distinctly floral, a bit saucy. Medium-bodied, at most, ripe red fruits with blood orange tang, lots of energy, fine chalky tannin, and good length. Super interesting. In total, Andrea owns and farms just 5 hectares of vineyards, with Nebbiolo covering 80% of the production and the remainder a mix of Vespolina and Barbera in the far north of Piedmont.