Sassicaia Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC

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Region: Italy / Tuscany / Bolgheri

Sassicaia means “the place of many stones,” and refers to the region’s gravel soil. The original vineyards have a southwest exposure with extensive sun and maritime breezes that create robust vegetation. Grapes are handpicked, destemmed and crushed before fermenting with natural yeasts in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The wine is aged in French oak barriques, then refined in bottle before release. Sassicaia’s success prompted the Italian government to grant the wine its own appellation, Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC, beginning with the 1994 vintage.

92-93 Points

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2014 vintage
#21/100

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2013 vintage
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tasting note

Intense, concentrated and deep ruby-colored, this wine offers elegant, complex aromas of red fruit. In the mouth it is rich and dense, yet harmonious, with sweet, balanced tannins. The wine has a long finish with a depth and structure that ensure its extraordinary longevity.

food pairing

Pair with braised meats and hard cheeses.

points of distinction

  • The first Super Tuscan, this wine debuted in 1968.
  • So successful it was granted its own appellation, Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC, as of 1994.
  • A dense, complex wine of legendary longevity.
  • about the grape +
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The overwhelming success of Sassicaia, and now the introduction of two new wines, traces back to the ambition of Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta to plant Bordeaux varieties in Tuscany in the 1940s.


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