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Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2017 Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 2017 Tenuta San Guido
370.00 €
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  • Reward Points: 370
  • Product Code: 3162
  • YEAR: 2017


Bolgheri Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido, is an absolute excellence, the only wine in Italy to have earned a specific Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC. This wine with its enveloping, intense and exciting character is a true oenological legend. It is the best known in the world as it perfectly embodies balance in terms of body and complexity. It is produced on the Tenuta San Guido, which, with its unique soil, limestone formations and high stony content from which Sassicaia takes its name, has created the perfect conditions for this treasure of oenology to germinate. The name of the estate where Tenuta San Guido Bolgheri Sassica is produced comes from San Guido della Gherardesca, who lived in the 13th century. It is a historic winery in the Bolgheri area, located along the Etruscan coast in the Tuscan Maremma. The idea of planting vines in this area originated with Mario Incisa della Ricchetta who, fascinated by Bordeaux, in 1920 dreamed of creating his own thoroughbred wine like the horses he then owned in his stables. He decided to plant Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes on the Estate, because of the similarities he had noticed between these soils and the Bordeaux area.

The harvest, carried out strictly by hand, begins in the first week of September with the Cabernet Franc grapes, followed by the Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, and is completed in early October with the grapes from the Castiglioncello vineyards, located at an altitude of over 300 metres above sea level. The grapes that arrive intact and healthy at the winery are sorted using a sorting table. Soft, gentle pressing and destemming of the grapes, taking care not to break the skin of the berries. Subsequent tumultuous fermentation in stainless steel at a controlled temperature of around 28-30 °C (without any addition of external yeasts). Maceration lasted approximately 13-15 days for both Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon. Repassing and frequent délestages favoured aromatic over tannic extraction. Malolactic fermentation in steel completed at the end of November.

At the end of malolactic fermentation, the wine was placed in French oak barriques, (one third new wood and the rest, first and second passage) where it spent a period of 24 months maturing in compliance with the production specifications, always keeping the masses separated by vineyard origin. Blending of the masses shortly before bottling and subsequent ageing in glass before release.

Awards and Recognition
Year 2017 - Robert Parker - 94 Punti
Year 2017 - James Suckling - 96 Punti
Year 2017 - Wine Spectator - 95 Punti
Year 2017 - Wine Enthusiast - 99 Punti
Year 2017 - Guida Vitae AIS - 4 Grappoli
Year 2017 - Gambero Rosso - 3 Bicchieri

Product Info Sheet
Alcohol Content 14% Vol
Denomination Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC
Format 0.75 Lt
Grape Variety 15% Cabernet Franc e 85% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region Toscana
Service Temperature 18°-20°C
Sommelier Suggestion We recommend pouring the wine into the decanter for a few hours to allow the wine to aerate to awaken all the aromas. This wine is one of the great Italian red wines particularly suitable for ageing. Remarkable already if drunk now, but we suggest to let it rest in the cellar to reach a full and harmonious maturity, with important aromatic evolutions. Ageing capacity of over 20 years.
Tasting Notes In the glass it presents itself with a bright ruby colour. The nose impresses with spectacular odorous sensations. It captivates with aromas of crisp red fruit that swirl between notes of currant and cassis, cherry and dashes of peach, ethereal and fluttering sensations of vetiver and Damask rose, liquorice, a pulsating blanket of fine and sweet spices, Mediterranean scrub, mentholated tobacco and a mineral thread. In the mouth, it is direct, well-balanced, with three-dimensional silky tannins and freshness that zips through the palate like a lightning bolt. Very persistent and silky.
Pairing Advice
Pairing An excellent companion to accompany an entire meal. First courses with meat sauce, second courses of stewed meat, game and grilled meat, but also suitable to be enjoyed with medium-aged cheese, cured meats and sausages.

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