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Tenute Guicciardini Strozzi

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Owner : Girolamo Strozzi
Loc. Cusona. 5 53037 San Gimignano
Siena  Toscana, Italy
Tel : 0033 0577 950 028
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Guicciardini Strozzi - Bolgheri - Ocra
Bolgheri DOC (Toscana, Italy)
2009 *** Good, 2008, 2007 **** Very good, 2006 ** Satisfying, 2005
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Bolgheri Vignare - Super Tuscan
Bolgheri DOC (Toscana, Italy)
2007 **** Very good, 2005
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Chianti
Chianti DOCG (Toscana, Italy)
2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 1991
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Chianti - Titolato
Chianti DOCG (Toscana, Italy)
2010, 2009 ** Satisfying, 2008, 2007
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Chianti - Villa Cusona
Chianti DOCG (Toscana, Italy)
2010, 2009, 2008, 2007
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Maremma - A-solo
Maremma DOC (Toscana, Italy)
2007  No score, 2005, 2004
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Millanni
Toscana IGT (Toscana, Italy)
2001
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Monteregio di Massa Maritima - Guidoriccio
Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC (Toscana, Italy)
2009 *** Good, 2006, 2005
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Morellino di Scansano
Morellino di Scansano DOC (Toscana, Italy)
2006, 2005
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Morellino di Scansano - Poggio Moreto
Morellino di Scansano DOC (Toscana, Italy)
2009 **** Very good, 2008, 2007
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Morellino di Scansano - Titolato Strozzi
Morellino di Scansano DOC (Toscana, Italy)
2011 *** Good, 2009 *** Good, 2006, 2004 * Weak
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Passito di Pantelleria
Passito di Pantelleria DOC (Sicilia, Italy)
2004
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Sòdole
Toscana IGT (Toscana, Italy)
2006, 2005 **** Very good, 2003, 2001
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Vernaccia di San Giminiano
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG (Toscana, Italy)
2007, 2005
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Vernaccia di San Giminiano - Cusona 1933
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG (Toscana, Italy)
2009 **** Very good
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Vernaccia di San Giminiano - Titolato Strozzi
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG (Toscana, Italy)
2008, 2007
 
Guicciardini Strozzi - Vernaccia di San Giminiano - Vigneto Colombaio
Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG (Toscana, Italy)
2007, 2006
 
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Latest consumer reviews about the wines of this winery


*** Good 
Big and bold and a bit New Worldish
Bold dry red wine with a good tanin structure, good acidity good weight and lots of jammy fruit and hint of sweet liquorice. A little bit to harsh in the finish for my liking - but think this will soften with aging. This wine is a bit reminiscent of fruit forward big Australian or American reds...
Tasting date : 03 Nov 2011
Reviewed 2 years ago

*** Good 
Intense and complex on the nose. Plum jam. Tannins slightly unripe, could do with a bit longer in the bottle.
Reviewed 2 years ago

still too young, tannic
Reviewed 2 years ago

Presentation of the winery

The estate can boast over 1000 years of history; in fact the oldest document which bears testimony to the existence of Cusona is dated 994. It was amongst the green hills of Tuscany close to the famous medieval city of San Gimignano with its imposing towers (the “Medieval Manhattan”), that the Villa of Cusona rose from the ground.

The famous personalities and the political and economic influence of the Strozzi and Guicciardini families, linked at various times by blood relationships, have left their mark not only on Tuscany, but also on Italy and Europe. Francesco Guicciardini, a contemporary of Niccolò Macchiavelli, who started his career as the latter’s secretary, was a prominent politician, a Governor of the Papal States, a philosopher and historian. He gained fame in particular with his fundamental work “The History of Italy” in which he describes the events in Italy between 1494 and 1532, a champion and precursor of the Unity of Italy.

The Strozzis, powerful bankers, statesmen, mercenary commanders, were the great rivals of the Medici: exiled from Florence following the rise to power of Cosimo dei Medici, they built their huge fortune abroad (Naples, Rome), which then paved the way for Filippo Strozzi, having returned from exile, to construct the magnificent Palazzo Strozzi, the supreme monumental testimony to the Florentine Renaissance. Piero Strozzi was Marshal of France and Commander of the French Armed Forces; his bust is to be found in the Gallery of Battles in the castle at Versailles.

During the seventeenth century the descendants of the Strozzi Guicciardini family were united through a marriage in London with the Marlborough family of Sir Winston Churchill. One should not fail to mention another famous ancestor, Lisa Gherardini del Giocondo, better known as “La Gioconda” or “Mona Lisa”, painted by Leonardo da Vinci, and whose family is still represented by the fifteenth generation of descendants.

Around 1850 began the construction of the great wine cellar with underground galleries. At the beginning of the 1900s Francesco Guicciardini, the husband of Luisa Strozzi, Mayor of Florence, Minister of Agriculture and then of Foreign Affairs (1906 – 1909) made Cusona a model estate of national importance.

(Source: www.guicciardinistrozzi.it)
Appellations : Morellino di Scansano DOC, Bolgheri DOC, Chianti DOCG, Chianti Classico DOCG, Maremma DOC, Toscana, Sicilia, Vernaccia di San Gimignano DOCG, Toscana IGT, Monteregio di Massa Marittima DOC, Passito di Pantelleria DOC
 

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