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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2013

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Country: Italy
Region: Tuscany
Grape Variety: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon & 15% Cabernet Franc
Vintage: 2013
Aging Potential: Drink Now / Keep
Serving Temperature: 16 ~ 17 °C
Alcohol Level: 13.5%

The Wine
Tasted from separate lots in barrel, the 2013 Sassicaia is shaping up to be a jewel of a wine. Rich, layered and expansive on the palate, the 2013 possesses remarkable depth, spherical texture and fine, silky tannins that wrap around the finish. A first sample, taken from a parcel in Mandrione shows remarkable perfume, while a second sample, from 40 year-old vines in Castiglioncello is all about density and power. There is a lot to look forward to here, that much is obvious. – Antonio Galloni


Tenuta San Guido is named after the Saint Guido della Gherardesca who lived during the XI century. It is located on the Tyrrhenian coast, between Leghorn and Grosseto, in Maremma an area made famous by Italian Nobel prize winner Giosuè Carducci, and it stretches for 13 km from the sea to the hills.

Three are its defining characteristics: the Sassicaia wine, the Razza Dormello-Olgiata thoroughbred studfarm and the Bird Sanctuary Padule di Bolgheri. They divide the estate between the Padule on the coast, the horse's training grounds on the plain, and the vineyards planted up to 350 meters on the hills. The latter have been given their own DOC, the DOC Bolgheri Sassicaia, the first, and so far only case in Italy of a DOC contained in one estate.

The wedding of Mario Incisa della Rocchetta and Clarice della Gherardesca on october 18th 1930, started it all.

They shared a love for thoroughbred horses that made them form a partnership with horse breeder and trainer Federico Tesio. Mario Incisa's love of good wine made him plant Cabernet vines in 1942 for what was to become Sassicaia. Seventeen years later the Bolgheri Bird Sanctuary becomes Italy's first private nature preserve.

Producer Tenuta San Guido
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Color Red
Classification Super Tuscan
Style Full-bodied
Alcohol Content 13.5%
Serving Temperature 16 - 17 °C
Vintage 2013
Grape Variety 85% Cabernet Sauvignon & 15% Cabernet Franc
Wine Closure Natural Cork
Cellaring Ready to Drink / Keep
Bottle Size 75cl
Robert Parker 97 Points
Wine Spectator 96+ Points

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