Bolgheri Sassicaia Wine

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Bolgheri Sassicaia is the DOC for wines produced at the Sassicaia estate in the Bolgheri subzone of Tuscany, Italy. It’s the only Italian wine given the distinction of having its own single estate classification. 
 
In the early 1940s, Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta moved to Bolgheri. In the interest of making wines for private consumption, he imported Cabernet Sauvignon vines from Bordeaux’s Chateau Lafitte and established a little vineyard called Tenuta San Guido. While very rustic at first, he began to develop his wines into what evolved into Sassicaia, what some say is the duperest of the Super Tuscans.
 
The wine is comprised of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc. It is aged in French oak for 24 months, and 6 months in bottle before release. The result is a deep and structured wine with excellent longevity. One of the most sought after in the world. 
 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Interesting tasting DV. You were pretty much all over with the Cabs which I think makes it more interesting. And more interesting was the note on Hendry, which I've never had. We were drinking some wines from Bolgheri the other day, location of Sassicaia, and they were just great."My question is this the way all reviewers do it. For example do t... Read More

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  • Sassicaia Bolgheri Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido 2014

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    Wine review by martins2002


  • Grattamacco Bolgheri Rosso 2015

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    Hand carried a bottle of 2015 back from Italy this Spring and finally opened it tonight. Worth every extra lug of the suitcase- rich dark cherry and plum on the nose with depth that did not disappoint in the mouth. Can't wait to go back to Italy to get more! Read More

    Wine review by EQWinemd


  • Strozzi Bolgheri Ocra 2012

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • 'Super Tuscan' is a loose term used to denote wines that were purposely made outside the DOC/DOCG class guidelines, in ways that also went against local tradition, later falling back on a flexible, catchall IGT use. The Chianti area was where restrictions were felt (and resisted) most strongly. Early famous Super Tuscans focused mostly on Bordea... Read More

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  • Sassacaia 2004

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    Wine review by Teppo


  • Antinori Solaia Italy-Tuscany-Bolgheri and Bolgheri Sassicaia 2007

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    Wine review by Maximus13


  • I was wondering which Tuscan wines you prefer. Mainstream Brunello di Montalcino DOCG and Chiani DOCG or are you more into less known Tuscan wines like Montecucco DOC, Vino Nobile di Montalcino DOCG or Morellino di Scansano DOCG? I'm only focusing on Sangiovese-based wines here - not on Super Tuscans like (Bolgheri DOC or Sassicaia DOC).Do you t... Read More

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  • 20 Il Bruciato Bolgheri DOC Tenuta Guado Al Tasso Antinori 2007

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    Wine review by Barberesco


  • Tenuta San Guido Red Bordeaux Blend Bolgheri Sassicaia Sassicaia 2002

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