Bolgheri Sassicaia

Sassicaia 1996


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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 1996 Other vintages
Appellation:Bolgheri Sassicaia (Tuscany, Italy)
Winery: Tenuta San Guido
Volume: 75cl
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 12.5%

Description of Sassicaia 1996

Sassicaia 1996 (Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon)

TASTING NOTES OF Sassicaia 1996:

  • View: garnet.
  • Nose: aromas of red berries, black, a touch of brush and cut fresh herbs, and with age petals of dried flowers, brackish minerals and dusty earth.
  • Mouth: well balanced, rich fruit, velvety tannins and a caressing mouth feel.

APPELLATION: Bolgheri Sassicaia.

VINEYARD: Tenuta San Guido

GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

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Tenuta San Guido

Tenuta San Guido

Tenuta San Guido is named after the Saint Guido della Gherardesca who lived during the XI century.

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Reviews of Sassicaia 1996


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4 /5

In the twenties, a student in Pisa, Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamed of creating a classy wine. His ideal, as the aristocracy of the time, it was Bordeaux. So he describes in a letter to the Veronelli 11/06/1974. "... The experiment origin dates back to the years between 1921 and 1925, when a student at Pisa and a frequent guest of the Dukes Salviati in Migliarino, I drank a wine from their vineyard on Mount Vecchiano that had the same distinctive "bouquet" of an old Bordeaux I just tasted more than drunk, (because 14 years does not allow me to drink wine) before 1915, at the home of my grandfather Chigi. "Having established with his wife Clarice in Tenuta San Guido on the Tyrrhenian coast, experimented with several French grape varieties (whose cuttings he had recovered from the estate of the Dukes Salviati in Migliarino, and not from France) and concluded that the Cabernet had "the bouquet I was looking for." No one had ever thought of doing a "Bordeaux" wine in Maremma, an unknown area under wine point of view. The decision to plant this variety in the Tenuta San Guido was partly due to the similarity that he had noticed in this area of ​​Tuscany and Graves, Bordeaux. Graves means gravel, stony ground for distinguishing the area, just like Sassicaia, in Tuscany, an area calls with the same characteristics. From 1948 to 1967, Sassicaia it remained strictly private domain, and was drunk only at the estate. Vintage Bottle: 1996
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Marchesi Incisa Della Rocchetta Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia 1996

4 /5

Grapes: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon - 15% Cabernet Franc

Alcohol: 13, 5
Contents: 0, 75 l
Product for many years as a simple table wine, the sassicaia saw finally recognized their DOC in the name of the territory where it is produced, the town of Bolgheri, not far from Castagneto Carducci. And 'brilliant garnet red color and intense, full and persistent fragrance, penetrating, with notes of cherries on grassy background combined with aromatic wood, vanilla and spicy notes. The flavor is dry, harmonious, very long aftertaste in suggesting the olfactory sensations
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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 1996

4 /5

Tenuta San Guido Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta Sassicaia 1996. This is definitely one of the best years of Sassicaia. Among the various awards also the three glasses Gambero Rosso.
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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 1996

Reviews of other vintages of Sassicaia 1996201320102008


It is a characteristic of Sassicaia to expect great results even in these less celebrated vintages. And this tendency was even more reinforced in the last decade. Sassicaia is intense, concentrated and deep ruby colour. Very complex and elegant on the nose, with scents of red fruits.
Strong, concentrated, with sweet and balanced tannins on the palate. Very long finish with very important organoleptic and poliphenolic aspects, which will ensure to this wine an extraordinary longevity.
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Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia 2013


excellent quality / price
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Just drunk. Nothing to say, wine perfect with no defects.
Not worth the cost, however. Absolutely not good value for money. With that money you can buy other wines. Price is right for me 60 euro.
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