TENUTA SAN GUIDO, SASSICAIA
TUSCANY, ITALY 2018
When Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta married Marchesa Clarice della Gherardesca in 1930, her dowry included the 7,500-acre Tenuta San Guido estate. Today the estate is better known by the name of its world-famous wine, Sassicaia. Sassicaia is not only one of the original “Super Tuscan” wines, it is arguably the most renowned and the only one to have its own appellation—DOC Sassicaia, a sub-appellation of the Bolgheri DOC. Shunning a long history of tradition, in 1944 della Rocchetta planted the San Guido estate’s first vineyard, Castiglioncello, with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vine cuttings that he had received from Château Lafite-Rothschild in Bordeaux. It was a bold and unconventional move as Italy’s finest wines traditionally featured native grapes such as Sangiovese and Nebbiolo, but the Marchese sought the “bouquet” of Bordeaux wines.
Located 650 feet below the Castiglioncello vineyard, today Sassicaia is planted on a 30-acre plot of gravelly soil. The vineyard’s gravel soil allows the Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vines to thrive and produce superior quality grapes. Translating to “the place of many stones,” Sassicaia mirrors the Graves region of Bordeaux, which takes its name from its gravel-rich soils. What started as a simple experiment is now Italy’s most famous wine. On the 50th anniversary of its inaugural release Tenuta San Guido has produced the quintessential Sassicaia. The 2018 Sassicaia is amongst the top echelons of what this iconic estate has ever produced.
Any milestone birthday is always cause for celebration, but when coupled with a vintage as excellent as the 2018, it becomes a real cause for excitement. As one of our most anticipated and limited releases of the year, demand will be high so please do not hesitate. Sassicaia has innovated from its inception and has since transcended its Super Tuscan category, a wine of historical importance, and simply one of the best wines in the world. This is a monumental achievement corresponding to a historic time for the wine and there is no doubting the stars have aligned.
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