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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