Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2018 (Magnum OWC) - Tenuta San Guido
Tenuta San Guido
In the 1920s, a student in Pisa, Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamed of creating a race wine. His ideal, as for the aristocracy of the time, was Bordeaux. So, after years, in 1968, Sassicaia was born, a blend of Cabernet sauvignon and Cabernet franc.
In the 1920s, a student in Pisa, Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamed of creating a race wine. His ideal, as for the aristocracy of the time, was Bordeaux. This is how he describes it in a letter to Veronelli dated 11/6/1974. "... the origin of the experiment dates back to the years between 1921 and 1925, when, a student in Pisa and often a guest of the Salviati Dukes in Migliarino, I had drunk a wine produced by their own vineyard on the mountain of Vecchiano which had the same unmistakable "Bouquet" of an old Bordeaux I just tasted more than drunk, (because at 14 I was not allowed to drink wine) before 1915, at my grandfather Chigi's house. "Having established himself with his wife Clarice in Tenuta San Guido on the Tyrrhenian coast, he experimented with some French vines (whose vinegars had recovered from the estate of the Salviati Dukes in Migliarino, and not from France) and concluded that the Cabernet had "the bouquet I was looking for". No one had ever thought of making a "Bordeaux" wine in Maremma, an area unknown from a wine point of view. The decision to plant this variety in the Tenuta San Guido was partly due to the similarity he had noticed between this area of Tuscany and Graves, in Bordeaux. Graves means gravel, due to the rocky terrain that distinguishes the area, just as Sassicaia, in Tuscany, calls an area with the same characteristics. From 1948 to 1967, Sassicaia remained a strictly private domain, and was drunk only on the estate. Every year, few cases were put to age in the cellar of Castiglioncello. The Marquis soon realized that as he got older the wine improved considerably. As often happens with wines of great stature, those that were previously considered defects, over time became virtues. Now friends and relatives incited Mario Incisa to deepen his experiments and perfect his revolutionary winemaking style for that area. The 1968 vintage was the first to be put on the market, with a welcome worthy of a Bordeaux Premier Cru. In the following years the cellar was moved to temperature-controlled premises, steel vats replaced the wooden vats for fermentation, and the French barriques were introduced for aging.
Intense ruby red color with garnet reflections, it immediately opens to the rich and complex nose. Notes of red fruit, spices, violet, tobacco, chocolate and mentholated finish. In the mouth the wine is fresh, silky and elegant, with a precise tannic structure. The finish is very persistent...
Bright ruby red. On the nose ripe red and black fruit, violets and spicy background notes. In the mouth it has a structure with well-integrated tannins, present but not intrusive. Beautiful acidity and flavor and long finish of red fruit, to draw the nose.
Deep garnet red, vinous and intense. The nose underlines with great varietal impact all its potential, ranging from red fruits to the undergrowth, from tobacco to chocolate, in continuous evolution over time. On the palate it is compact, of infinite power but of great balance.
The color is intense red, with violet reflections; on the nose, notes of red fruit and sweet spices emerge which blend in perfect balance with the vanilla notes of the wood. The taste is round, harmonious, pleasant with a persistent finish and sweet tannins.
Ruby red color. Intense and persistent bouquet, ample and ethereal. Various fragrances, from small fruits to jam and undergrowth. The taste is harmonious and elegant. Intense tannins but sculpted by a long aging process.
Intense ruby red color. Complex aromas of iris and violets, red fruit and balsamic scents. Soft, elegant and well-smoothed tannins in the mouth. A true expression of the territory with well-balanced acidity and mineral tannins, before finishing long.
With a compact, brilliant ruby red color. The nose is fresh, but at the same time ripe and characterized by a strong minerality, which are accompanied by delicate floral scents. It offers toasted and smoky notes, spicy aromas and aromas of ripe strawberry and cherry. In the mouth it has a...
Pomino Pinot Nero 2018 shows an elegant and bright ruby red color and light garnet shades. The small red and black fruits pervade the sense of smell with a delicate spiciness and toasted notes. Elegant and velvety wine with silky tannins and a long finish.
The particularly dark and young color is the prelude to a complex aroma of blueberries, spices and cedar. On the palate it appears rich and dense, balanced by a refined and solid tannic structure, enlivened by a juicy and brilliant acidity.
Tenuta Perano is a brilliant purple wine with a floral nose enhanced by fruity notes of wild blackberry, raspberry and cherry, which lead into balsamic highlights of eucalyptus and thyme accompanied by mineral touches of graphite and spicy pink pepper. The tannic structure is typical of...
Ruby red with garnet reflections, the nose expresses hints of marasca cherry, violet and red fruits. On the palate it shows great finesse thanks to a young but well-made tannin texture. Long, elegant, full and extraordinarily tasty, it ends with a finish of great persistence on the fruit.
Deep ruby red with shining purple reflexes. Intense, powerful and elegant. The fruity notes, typical of Cabernet Sauvignon together with the oaky spicy aromas express the elegance and the complexity of this wine. Ripe and fleshy wine with a great structure. The tannins are soft and pleasant...