Investment Tips - Italy - 20. November 2020

Guado Al Tasso: Perfect Optimum Between Brand, Towering Quality, Growing Interest And Huge Audience

The little brother of Sassicaia and Tignanello is not little anymore and delivers quality and potential in line with the superstars - but at completely different price!

Low Investment Price, High-Volume And Top Quality - Great Potential

Piero Antinori has with his property, Guado al Tasso, helped to lift Bolgheri up in both reputation and prestige, with both his knowledge and especially his wines. Today, the house's top wine, Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore, is considered one of the absolute best in the area. At the same time, the 2015 vintage, which you have the opportunity to invest in here, is one of the two best vintages ever, and combined with a sharp increase in interest in the best Italian wines, it means massive investment potential.

In addition, you have the opportunity to buy in large volumes and at the same time at the world's lowest price*.

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A Distinguished Family: Sassicaia, Tignanello And Guado Al Tasso

In the 1930s, the Gherardesca family owned more than 4,000 hectares in Bolgheri and helped start modern wine production in the area. The family married into the Antinori family and the Guado al Tasso estate was inherited by them in the late 1930s. Part of the inheritance went to the sister who founded Tenuta San Guido, the house behind the superstar Sassicaia. To honor the Della Gherardesca family, you will still find the “DG” logo on the bottle. The imprint of the Antinori family is at the top, on the capsule itself. The Antinori family is one of the most important wine families in Tuscany and also owns Tenuta Tignanello, from which they also have extensive experience in producing Super Tuscans.

Guado al Tasso is today 320 hectares, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea and vineyards, located in an optimal amphitheater, where sun and soil provide perfect conditions for making great wine. The climate here in Bolgheri is different than inside central Tuscany. The location close to the water, which gives gentle breezes, makes the classic French grape varieties thrive excellently here. The vineyards of Guado al Tasso are planted with cabernet sauvignon, merlot, syrah, cabernet franc, petit verdot and vermentino. It is these grape varieties that have helped to make Bolgheri famous and have also created great wines such as Masseto and Sassicaia.

”This is a baritone expression from Bolgheri”

Wine Advocate, 97 points

Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore

Guado al Tasso is the jewel of the property and is composed of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc, just as a great wine from Bordeaux could be. The wine has been produced since the 1990 vintage and is one of the reference wines of Bolgheri.

The 2015 vintage was the perfect vintage in Bogheri, the year where everything behaved as desired by the winemaker. A mild winter and a dry spring. The summer offered plenty of sunshine, so the grapes came fully ripe in house from mid-September. Piero Antinori and consultant Renzo Cotarella had an easy job in the cellars creating this excellent wine. The combination of the three grapes helps to create the balance in this wine. The wine is aged for 18 months in new casks before bottling.

2015 Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore The DG logo on the Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore

The Italian Wave

The Italian top wines continue to gain ground, and while the hype among the greatest wines seems to have come to stay, they draw increasing interest in the strong Bordeaux-inspired wines. A strong indication that interest in Italian wines is rising sharply can be found if you look at historical trade data. In a report released in August 2020, Liv-ex describes a historic growth among Italian wines. Liv-ex describes that the value of the trade in wines on the secondary market has increased on average by 9% per year for the past 10 years. If you look solely at the Italian wines during the same period, the number is 28.5%.

This testifies to the fact that interest is not just a passing trend but has a depth and weight that you as a wine investor can benefit from now and follow with enthusiasm in the future.

Invest in 2015 Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore 2015 Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore - now available for investment at the lowest price in the world

2015: An Impressive Top Vintage

Whether it was the planets that stood perfectly in a row, or the weather gods who were in an extra generous mood is not to say, but in 2015 it was hard to be negative as a winemaker in Bolgheri. Things simply went up into a higher entity, which is clearly reflected in the wines of today. Guado al Tassos 2015 Bolgheri Superiore was awarded towering points where especially Wine Advocate’s 97 points are remarkable, which has only been given to Guado al Tasso once before, namely the 2010 vintage. Across Wine Advocate, Vinous and James Suckling, the 2015 vintage thus gets 96.66 points, which makes this vintage the second best - ever.

In Line With The Superstars

With the strong points of the 2015 vintage, Guado al Tasso's Bolgheri Superiore enters the grand stage. Guado al Tasso enters the spotlight among the super Tuscan stars, Sassicaia and Tignanello, which are otherwise significantly more expensive:

2015 Tignanello96989897,33€ 95
2015 Sassicaia97959896,67€ 195
2015 Guado al Tasso97969796,67€ 70
*without taxes and vat, in whole cases and perfect condition

With the above in mind, the 2015 Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore can rightly be called a strong, Italian value-for-money alternative to the superstars which, even as an underdog in this perspective, may have an even greater potential upside.

Large-Scale Production?

Guado al Tasso is a major producer, and the top wine Bolgheri Superiore is produced in as many as 120,000 bottles a year. At first glance, this seems like a huge production when we talk wine investment when not talking about Champagne. But if you think about it one more time, it is completely different. This is about a wine at a price level where extremely many of the world's wine lovers can and will participate. When it comes to a great Italian wine, which in this case is from a top vintage that is comparable in quality to the superstars Sassicaia and Tignanello, 120,000 bottles suddenly seem like a very limited production. Combined with the growing trade activity among Italian wines, the future will undeniably offer a skewed supply-demand ratio for this attractive wine.

RareWine Invest’s Opinion

With the 2015 Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore, you right now have an attractive opportunity to buy big into a great Tuscan with an even greater potential.

The vintage is one of the two biggest Guado al Tasso has ever presented, and despite an incredibly low price, it is still comparable to the same vintage of superstars Tignanello and Sassicaia.

Put a bit on edge, we can to some extent conclude that the lower the price, the higher current consumption there is as well. 2015 Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore is located in an attractive optimum between a wine in a price range where an enormous number of wine lovers can and will participate, but at the same time has a name, a brand and a quality that attracts an audience that is usually only attracted to wines significantly more expensive.

That, together with a growing interest in the world towards the good Italian wines, makes this an extremely attractive case. There are many indications that wine investors who do not get plenty of Italian wine in their portfolio will regret it in the future - and here is an opportunity to buy in large volumes. An opportunity that simply makes divestiture in the future even more attractive.

Invest in 2015 Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore

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2015Guado al Tasso Bolgheri Superiore750OWC6€ 70
*All prices are in EUR ex. customs duty, tax and VAT for delivery to a bonded warehouse. Prices including customs duty, tax and VAT can be sent on request. The wines are only sold in whole cases unless otherwise specified and the price is per bottle. Minimum order size € 2,500. Assumes a total minimum investment of € 10,000. Prices may have changed since release of this article.

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