Cotarella the revisionist on Guado al Tasso


Renzo Cotarella, in charge of winemaking for Italian mega wine producer Antinori and brother of roving oenologist Riccardo, was in London a couple of months ago to present a vertical of the Bolgheri red, Guado al Tasso. It soon became clear that he is not on the sales side of the company. 

The Antinori of course pre-date all the hullabaloo over the Tuscan coast’s Bordeaux blends by more than six centuries. But ever since 77-year-old Piero Antinori married into the Della Gherardesca family, major Bolgheri landowners, they have had a foothold, or rather more than a foothold, in the area...