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Sassicaia 375ml 2006

375ml

RP95ParkerWS93Wine SpectatorJR18Jancis Robinson

£155.33 (Approximate price)

Technical sheet

Type Of Wine: red wine
Vintage: 2006 Other vintages
Appellation:Bolgheri Sassicaia (Tuscany, Italy)
Winery: Tenuta San Guido
Volume: 37.5cl Other volumes
Magnum and 75cl
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon
Allergens: Contains Sulfites
Alcohol Vol.: 13%
Vinous Score: 95
Tenuta San Guido produces the Sassicaia 375ml 2006 , a red wine from Bolgheri Sassicaia made of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc of 2006 and presents an alcohol content of 13%. The Sassicaia 375ml 2006 is the ideal red to combine with pasta and meat. According to Drinks&Co users, this red wine earns 4 out of 5 points while wine experts grade it as follows: robert parker: 95 and wine spectator: 93.

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Sassicaia 375ml 2006 (Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon)

TASTING NOTES:

  • View: Sassicaia 375ml 2006 has a bright ruby
  • Nose: Intense blackberry and cassis aromas, offset by notes of smoke and spice,
  • Mouth: The aromas of the nose are confirmed on the palate of lush concentration underscored by firm tannins leading to a long, elegant finish.

GRAPES: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc

CELLAR: Tenuta San Guido

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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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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2006 CL. 37. 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, was the Bordeaux.

So he describes in a letter to Veronelli of 11/06/1974.

"... The origin of the experiment 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 made from their own vineyard on Mount Vecchiano who had the same unmistakable "bouquet" of an old Bordeaux I tasted more than just drunk, (because at age 14 I was allowed to drink wine) before 1915, at the home of my grandfather Chigi. "

Having settled with his wife, Clarice, the Tenuta San Guido on the Mediterranean Coast, he experimented with several French grape varieties (whose cuttings he had recovered from the estate of the Dukes Salviati in Migliarino, and France) and concluded that Cabernet had "the bouquet I was looking for."

No one had ever thought of doing a wine "Bordeaux" in Maremma, an unknown area from the point of view of wine.

The decision to plant this variety in Tenuta San Guido was partly due to the similarity that he had noticed between this part of Tuscany and Graves, Bordeaux. Graves means gravel, to the stony ground that distinguishes the area, just like Sassicaia, in Tuscany, called a zone with the same characteristics.

From 1948 to 1967, Sassicaia was strictly private domain, and was consumed only at the estate.

Every year, a few cases were laid down in the cellars of Castiglioncello.

The Marquis soon realized that as we age the wine improved considerably. As is often the case with wines of great stature, who were previously considered defects, eventually they turned into virtues.

Now friends and family cheered Mario Incisa to deepen his experiments and perfect his revolutionary style of winemaking for that area.

The year 1968 was the first to be put on the market, with a welcome worthy of a Premier Cru Bordeaux.

In the years following the cellar it was transferred to a temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks replaced the wooden vats for fermentation, and French oak barrels for aging were introduced.
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4/5

Opaque red. Balsamic aromas.Like its coffee flavours.
A Sassicaia 375ml that was served as dessert of a good meal.
I gave it to my parents and we tried it together.
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4/5

Surprising the smell of strawberries of this Tenuta San Guido. It took me sometime to noticeite elegant and long finish.
In this Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri Hb 375ml 2013, the wood dominates the wine flavours.
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