x12 Bottle Price - £242.07
At sight, the wine has an intense ruby red colour. The nose is expressed on hints of ripe red fruits, berries and cola, aromatic herbs and toasted almonds. On the palate, the taste is austere, rich and compact. Shows a sustained body and good acid component. It progresses on notes of dried fruit, with a deep, persistent finish.
Sassicaia goes deliciously with refined main courses based on red meat or game. Excellent with grilled meat, roasts and fillets of beef or with traditional Tuscan dishes, based on wild boar.
Sassicaia is undoubtedly one of the most famous Italian wines in the world. It comes from a vineyard of 75 hectares particularly suited, in which the parcels have different characteristics, with limestone formations and a high stony content, a particularity from which probably derives the toponym "sassicaia". The exposure of the land is west and south-west. The fermentation takes place in steel, at a controlled temperature, with maceration on the skins for about 10 days. The ageing of Bolgheri Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido takes place in French oak barrels, for 24 months, with subsequent bottling.
Tenuta San Guido, whose name derives from San Guido della Gherardesca lived in the XIII century, is a historic winery in the Bolgheri area, located along the Etruscan coast that goes from Livorno to Grosseto, in the Tuscan Maremma. Spread over a total area of about 2500 hectares, the company can currently count on ninety hectares of vineyards, which include 75 hectares dedicated exclusively to the production of Sassicaia, the latter born from an idea of the Marquis Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, who wanted create a great Bordeaux-style wine. In fact, it was the 1920s, when the Marquis himself, inspired by Bordeaux and the aristocracy of the past, dreamed of producing a purebred wine, a true thoroughbred. After moving to the Tuscan estate in the second half of the 20th century, the Marquis Incisa della Rocchetta started experimenting, planting some vines of French vine varieties in an area hitherto absolutely unknown from the wine-making point of view. From that moment, with marvelous foresight, the Marquis Incisa della Rocchetta succeeded in understanding the potential of the Bolgheri area and of those same lands on which he had planted the cuttings, which presented unique characteristics, in the microclimate very similar to the Graves area of Bordeaux. The first vintage put on the market was that of 1968, and since then Sassicaia has achieved an unexpected reputation worldwide, growing year by year. In addition to this famous wine, Tenuta San Guido also produces two other labels: the "Guidalberto", from cabernet sauvignon and merlot grapes, and "Le Difese", an IGT obtained from cabernet and sangiovese. With a production of nearly 800 thousand bottles a year, the Tenuta San Guido must be recognized as much of the merit for which the territory of Bolgheri is enjoying success internationally. An almost unreal history and enological dimension, that of Tenuta San Guido, out of the ordinary and suspended in time, almost mythological.
Fruity, Full-Bodied Red Wine
- Country Italy
Cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc