In the 1920s the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, the founder of Tenuta San Guido, dreamt of creating a ‘thoroughbred’ wine and for him, as for all the aristocracy of the time, the ideal was Bordeaux. In the 1940s, he experimented with several French grape varieties (whose cuttings he had recovered from the estate of the Dukes Salviati in Migliarino) and concluded that the Cabernet had "the bouquet I was looking for." Tenuta San Guido now produces Sassicaia, the most collectible of Italian wines. This ledgendary wine is wholely responsible for launching the Super Tuscan movement and remains one of the most sought-after wines in the world.
2012 was a magnificent vintage, the product of a very Mediterranean yet regular season. The colour is an intense ruby-garnet and the bouquet elegant and clean with notes of wild berries that are full and elegant with balsamic hints in the background. The mouthfeel is velvety, almost silky, without any tartness, composed, fine and with a nice agile body and a surprising persistence. A virtuous mix of elegance and drinkability.
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Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2012 - fiche technique