GUALDO DEL RE, estate in the Val di Cornia region of on the Tuscan coast (see Costa degli Etruschi).

OWNER | Owner Nico Rossi and Maria Teresa Cabella (347.3771427).

BACKGROUND | Under the Lombards, the Val di Cornia was ruled by the Dukes of Lucca and was part of the Waldo or Gualdo del Re mentioned by Pope Gregory VII in the document defining the boundaries of the diocese of Massa Marittima. The word Gualdo, which derives from the German term Wald, is used to refer to a stretch of wooded land, and was later used to indicate a special area reserved exclusively for the use of the owner. As Falchi states, “In fact, the Gualdo del Re in the Val di Cornia was a vast area which featured the most beautiful and attractive aspects of Maremma.”

STAFF | Barbara Tamburini has consulted here.

VINEYARDS | 2005 18 ha of land of which 7ha of vines (guyot and cordon). Clay limestone. 100 metres.

WHITE WINES

ELISEO BIANCO | 2003 Val di Cornia 65% Trebbiano + 25% Vermentino + 10% Malvasia Bianca. 2013 In 2013 the website showed this wine (if not necessarily this vintage) to be a Toscana Bianco blend of 50% each Vermentino and Pinot Bianco.

VALENTINA BIANCO | 2003 Toscana Bianco Vermentino. 8,500 bottles. 2013 In 2013 the website showed this wine (if not necessarily this vintage) to be a Val di Cornia Vermentino.

STRALE BIANCO | 2002 Toscana Bianco. Pinot Bianco. / 2013 In 2013 the website showed this wine (if not necessarily this vintage) to be a Toscana Bianco made from 100% Pinot Bianco.

PINK WINES

ELISEO ROSATO | 2013 In 2013 the website showed this wine (if not necessarily this vintage) to be a Val di Cornia Rosato blend of 50% each Merlot and Sangiovese.

RED WINES

ELISEO ROSSO | 2003 Val di Cornia Rosso 80% Sangiovese + 20% Canaiolo. 25,000 bottles. / 2013 In 2013 the website showed this wine (if not necessarily this vintage) to be a Val di Cornia Rosso blend of 60% Sangiovese and 20% each Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

GUALDO DEL RE | 2001 Val di Cornia Suvereto Rosso 100% Sangiovese. 10,000 bottles. / 2009 Toscana Rosso, Federico Primo 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. £15-29.99. First bottle TCA, second bottle Porty blackcurrants and smoky oak, dense blackcurrant crowd-pleaser, catch it young one could argue. 12 Points. No medal at DWWA 30th April 2013. / 2013 In 2013 the website showed this wine (if not necessarily this vintage) to be a Val di Cornia Suverto Rosso made from 100% Sangiovese.

FEDRICO PRIMO | 2002 Val di Cornia Suvereto Rosso Cabernet Sauvignon. 6,000 bottles. / 2013 In 2013 the website showed this wine (if not necessarily this vintage) to be a Val di Cornia Suvereto Cabernet Sauvignon made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.

I’RENNERO MERLOT | 2002 Merlot. 6,000 bottles. / 2009 100% Merlot. £30-59.99. Smells of paint stripper, new oak drying this and fizzy too, with a second bottle showing sticky jammy fruit, oak and fizz. 13 Points. No medal at DWWA 29th April 2013. / 2013 In 2013 the website showed this wine (if not necessarily this vintage) to be a Val di Cornia Suvereto Merlot made from 100% Merlot.

SENZANSIA | 2013 In 2013 the website showed this wine (if not necessarily this vintage) to be an IGT Toscana Rosso made from 100% Pinot Nero.

CABRAIA | 2013 In 2013 the website said this wine (if not necessarily this vintage) was a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc which carries the name of winemaker Barbara Tamburini. 

SWEET RED WINES

AMANSIO | 2003 100% Aleatico. Passito. Lightish sweetness and weight of fruit; clinical perhaps but decent wine; not too sweet and plenty of crispness, but a bit medicinal compared to Stillo from Petricci at the Bolgheri wine route office 22 Feb 2005. 2013 In 2013 the website said this wine (if not necessarily this vintage) was a 100% Aleatico Passito labelled as Val di Cornia Rosso Aleatico Passito.

CONTACT

Gualdo del Re, Loc. Notri, 77 –I-57028 Suvereto (LI = Livorno), Italy | +39 0565.829888 | www.gualdodelre.it