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Everything has already been said and written about Tenuta San Guido and Italy's most famous red wine, Sassicaia. Nevertheless, we take the opportunity for a little review:

A wine with Cabernet Sauvignon as the main grape variety meant a radical departure from the traditional wines of Tuscany and Piedmont, whose typical grape varieties were, for example, Sangiovese or Nebbiolo. No one had ever thought of growing a Bordeaux grape variety in Italy, and it was all the more incredible because the Bolgheri area was not established in wine culture. But besides the fine bouquet of Cabernet, the Marchese's decision to grow this grape variety at Tenuta San Guido was reinforced by the similarity of the Bolgheri landscape to the Graves in Bordeaux. 'Graves' in French means 'pebbles', and similarly the soil of Tenuta San Guido gave its name to Sassicaia, which in Tuscan dialect means 'stony ground'.

Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards require a certain minimum age, so from 1948 until the late 1960s the original wines of the estate were drunk only at the winery. However, each year a few cases were stored in the cellar, and it was noticed that after a few years of storage, the wine improved significantly. As a result, two more Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards were planted, a good 250 meters lower than the original vineyards in Castiglioncello. The Aia Nuova vineyard, on the other hand, was located more in the middle and was also more exposed to the weather. Finally, from all these sites, the first vintage of the main wine was produced in 1968 and was named Sassicaia.

In the 70s, the cellar was moved, fermentation was no longer to take place in wood but in stainless steel, French oak barrels were used for aging. The Marchese's idea of planting Cabernet Sauvignon and aging it in wooden barrels soon spread throughout Italy. Sassicaia was the first Italian wine to be recognized internationally, and is almost universally considered the father of new Italian wines - or in other words, the pioneer of super Tuscans. When the wine icon Sassicaia was born in 1968, Italian Cabernet Sauvignon was also born. - Gerardo


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´Le Difese´ Toscana IGT 2019, Tenuta San Guido, Toskana

Le Difese Toscana IGT 2019


Tenuta San Guido, Tuscany

Le Difese is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese, which is aged for 12 months in French and American barriques. The color is a lively garnet red, with aromas of wild berries and plums, as well as light floral notes and some underbrush. In the drink fresh and juicy, of typical Sangiovese character. - Gerardo

"Bright ruby red with a sparkling core. A touch of reduction on the nose, opening with air on cherries, cinnamon sticks, wild strawberries and bright spice notes. Clear and juicy on the palate, showing good drinkability, pithy salty tannin underpins the finish." - Falstaff

"Fresh fruity nose with notes of small forest fruits, also fine spice; balanced on the palate, juicy texture with a pleasant finish." - Vinum

"Surprisingly pale – more Pinot-like than a Cabernet blend! A sweet-sour red-cherry fruit profile, with a notable herbal edge, perhaps reflecting the higher Sangiovese proportion than 2018. On swirling, some cassis joins the party and there’s a background woody, cinnamon note. That sweet-sour sense comes through on the palate too, with a ripeness of red cherry and strawberry cut through with acidity. Pretty fine-grained, powdery tannins that are more refined than previous Le Difese vintages I have tasted. A touch of alcohol on the finish, but overall an enjoyable, perfumed red." - Jancis Robinson


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´Guidalberto´ Toscana IGT 2019, Tenuta San Guido, Toskana

Guidalberto Toscana IGT 2019


Tenuta San Guido, Tuscany

Guidalberto is a typical 'Supertuscan' made from selected Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes: the color is a rich ruby red with intense bright reflections. The aroma is of ripe red fruits, some bourbon vanilla and chocolate. On the palate, full-bodied and of dense tannins, a wine full of character. Partly the same grape material is used as for the first wine of the house, Sassicaia. - Gerardo

"Elegant, dark ruby red. Opens on delicate bacony nuances, then ripe raspberries and cherries, reverberating with delicate earthy nuances and wild berries. On the palate with plenty of grip and juicy tannin, has salty undertones, well balanced in itself, with persistence." - Falstaff

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´Sassicaia´ Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2018, Tenuta San Guido, Toskana

Sassicaia Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2018


Tenuta San Guido, Tuscany

Italy's red wine icon turns 50: from 1968 to 2018, fifty vintages have passed and fifty editions of this seminal Super Tuscan blueprint have been created. Yet the 2018 vintage could not be more typical: Balanced and rich in finesse, this anniversary Sassicaia presents itself as an archetype for which a separate DOC was once even created. - Gerardo

"Shiny, rich ruby-purple. Very crisp and clear fruit on the nose, precise, lots of cassis, blackberry and some leather. Also on the palate lots of juicy fruit, amazing freshness, dark currant, shows great tension, grippy tannin, fine mint on the finish, a long runner with potential for many years." - Falstaff

"All about radiance and finesse, this iconic Tuscan red has beguiling aromas of cedar, wild red berry, menthol and pipe tobacco that mingle with fragrant blue flowers. Made with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, the focused, elegantly structured palate is vibrant and savory, delivering cassis, orange zest, licorice and a hint of coffee framed in taut, polished tannins. Bright acidity keeps it energized and balanced." - Wine Enthusiast

"Star bright raspberry in colour, this has an elegance and a sense of lift right from the start - a beautifully balanced, finessed and classical Sassicaia. The freshly cut and dried herbs of great Italian wines reveals themselves through the slow build up across the palate, along with gentle tobacco and liquorice notes. This is juicy and elegant, showing passion fruit and raspberry with an undertow of complexity. One to savour." - Decanter

"Refined and complex, this red is all about finesse and restraint, starting out with floral and black currant flavors that build steadily on the palate, with olive, cedar, tobacco and spice notes adding detail as this lingers on the terrific finish. Needs five to seven years to fully emerge." - Wine Spectator


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´Sassicaia´ · Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2018 (6er Holzkiste), Tenuta San Guido, Toskana
Sassicaia · Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2018 (6er Holzkiste)

Tenuta San Guido, Tuscany

Six bottles of Bolgheri Sassicaia in a high quality original wooden box:

Italy's red wine icon turns 50: from 1968 to 2018, fifty vintages have passed and fifty editions of this seminal Super Tuscan blueprint have been created. Yet the 2018 vintage could not be more typical: Balanced and rich in finesse, this anniversary Sassicaia presents itself as an archetype for which a separate DOC was once even created. - Gerardo

"Shiny, rich ruby-purple. Very crisp and clear fruit on the nose, precise, lots of cassis, blackberry and some leather. Also on the palate lots of juicy fruit, amazing freshness, dark currant, shows great tension, grippy tannin, fine mint on the finish, a long runner with potential for many years." - Falstaff

"All about radiance and finesse, this iconic Tuscan red has beguiling aromas of cedar, wild red berry, menthol and pipe tobacco that mingle with fragrant blue flowers. Made with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, the focused, elegantly structured palate is vibrant and savory, delivering cassis, orange zest, licorice and a hint of coffee framed in taut, polished tannins. Bright acidity keeps it energized and balanced." - Wine Enthusiast

"Star bright raspberry in colour, this has an elegance and a sense of lift right from the start - a beautifully balanced, finessed and classical Sassicaia. The freshly cut and dried herbs of great Italian wines reveals themselves through the slow build up across the palate, along with gentle tobacco and liquorice notes. This is juicy and elegant, showing passion fruit and raspberry with an undertow of complexity. One to savour." - Decanter

"Refined and complex, this red is all about finesse and restraint, starting out with floral and black currant flavors that build steadily on the palate, with olive, cedar, tobacco and spice notes adding detail as this lingers on the terrific finish. Needs five to seven years to fully emerge." - Wine Spectator


· Note: This product includes a wooden box.
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