Guado al Tasso is located near Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast, 60 miles to the southwest of Florence. Their 750-acre vineyards are in the center of the so-called Bolgheri amphitheater: rolling hillsides that surround a splendid plain and slopes gently towards the sea to create a microclimate with unique characteristics. In addition to the vineyards, there are wheat, barley, and oat fields, olive groves, and woods where the Cinta Senese pigs (a prized local breed) are raised. The estate was once part of feudal lands of over 10,000 acres, which stretched for over four miles along the Tuscan coast and belonged to the della Gherardesca family. In the 1930's, the estate was inherited by Carlotta della Gherardesca Antinori and today it has remained in the Antinori family, under their corporate name of "Marchesi Antinori." Il Bruciato is the younger brother of the Guado al Tasso, the flagship wine of the estate, with a more contemporary style that is both intense and very smooth.
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 15% Syrah. A nose of great intensity features red berry fruit and notes of sweet spices. On the palate, the wine is rich, ample on the attack and mid-palate, and long and persistent on the finish and aftertaste.