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Bolgheri Sassicaia

Sassicaia 2017


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Sassicaia 2017

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The Sassicaia is one of the most famous Italian wines in the world, whose name seems to derive from the characteristics of the soil from which it comes. The soils of Bolgheri have a high content of limestone and stones.

It was Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, formerly established at Tenuta San Guido, who had the idea of creating a wine from Bordeaux in the Maremma, a region which, at the beginning of the last century, was virtually unknown in the wine business. He had indeed recognised similar characteristics between the soils of Bordeaux and those of Tuscany: the intuition proved to be brilliant!

The Sassicaia 2017 is rich and complex, another great vintage of a wine that is already a legend. The nose can be recognised by a wide variety of notes, from ripe berries to roasted almonds, from cola to graphite, from Mediterranean scrub to bitter orange. In the mouth, too, the taste is powerful and persistent, made elegant by a beautiful acid vein and depth.

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Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2017 Other vintages
Appellation:Bolgheri Sassicaia (Tuscany, Italy)
Winery: Tenuta San Guido
Volume: 75cl Other volumes
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 14%
Bibenda Score: 5
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
James Suckling Score: 96

Description of Sassicaia 2017

Sassicaia 2017 (Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon)


  • View: Intense ruby red.
  • Nose: Rich and complex bouquet with notes of ripe red fruits, berries, cola, aromatic herbs, bitter orange peel, chocolate and toasted dried fruit.
  • Mouth: Rich, compact and with good acidity; well balanced; notes of dried fruit and ripe fruit; soft tannins; persistent finish.


VINEYARD: Tenuta San Guido

GRAPES: 15% Cabernet Franc, 85% Cabernet Sauvignon.

AGING: 24 months in French oak barrels.

PREPARATION: Fermentation in steel at controlled temperature; maceration on the skins for about 10 days.

PAIRING: Cold cuts, mature cheeses, roasted meat, red meat, game, lamb, wild boar, grilled meat.


ALCOHOL: 13.5%

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The Winery

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 2017


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Il sassicaia si valuta da solo: un gioiello, non un semplice vino
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Un'altra ottima annata il cui vero valore è ancora da esprimere.
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Reviews of other vintages of Sassicaia 2017020130201602015


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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Xtrawine UK
Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassicaia 2013


Pretty aromas of nuts. Smoky notes in the mouth.
It was still a little too early to taste it.
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Charles Walcott


I visited the winery and bought it a few bottles there.
Very dark Bordeaux colour. Smells like cedar wood or pine tree. An oil-textured wine.
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Gloria Kent
Sassicaia Bolgheri 2015

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