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2014 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

375ml

ITEM 7979548 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
jamno 3 $165 $495
Legend76… 2 $165 $330
frara8 1 $165 $165
12 $165
Item Sold Amount Date
I8004660 1 $165 Nov 21, 2021
I8004660 1 $155 Nov 21, 2021
I7984679 4 $165 Oct 24, 2021
I7979548 6 $165 Oct 17, 2021
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

...nose is redolent of bright fruit and blackberry. Spice, tar and leather appear subtly at the back... ...a stunning example of what it takes to make great wine, even when weather conditions are not in your favor. (4/2017)

PRODUCER

Tenuta San Guido

Like other Northern Italian producers of world renowned wines, the Incisa della Rocchetta family traces its lineage back dozens of generations to forefathers who helped govern Northern Italy during the Renaissance. The family has always had estates in Bolgheri, Tuscany, but until the 1960s the wines they produced were consumed entirely on the estate. That changed in 1968 when Mario Incisa della Rocchetta released a commercial vintage of Cabernet Sauvignon called Sassicaia, which means “stony ground.” Made of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, Sassicaia is today one of Italy’s most successful wines. The estate, now run by Marchese Nicolo Incisa della Rocchetta, is credited with helping fuel the great improvements in Italian winemaking in recent decades.

REGION

Italy, Tuscany, Bolgheri-Sassicaia

Bolgheri is a tiny village just inland from the western Tuscan coast with a storybook renaissance castle but no train station. To wine enthusiasts, however, Bolgheri is Italy’s most exciting wine region, and the Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC is particularly noteworthy. It was created in 1994 explicitly for Tenuta San Guido’s highly successful Sassicaia Super Tuscan. Sassicaia, first commercially released in 1968, is considered the first Super Tuscan and it remains a highly prestigious Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend. Bolgheri is the cultural heart of the Maremma, the coastal stretch of Tuscany. Marchese Incisa della Rocchetta planted Bordeaux varietals at Tenuta San Guido in the 1940s, though it took him more than 20 years to win acclaim for his Bordeaux-style blends. By the late 1970s the family was using French oak barriques in the production of Sassicaia, which is now regularly described as one of the world’s finest wines.