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Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido

Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido

DOC Bolgheri, 2010

750 ml
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Producer: Tenuta San Guido
Origin: Italy / Toscana / Bolgheri Sassicaia
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Product out of stock
Article nr. 35025710
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Producer: Tenuta San Guido
Origin: Italy / Toscana / Bolgheri Sassicaia
Other vintages:

Attributes

Origin: Italy / Toscana / Bolgheri Sassicaia
Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Maturity: 6 to 25 years
Serving temperature: 16 to 18 °C
Drinking suggestion: Châteaubriand, Filet Wellington, Roast saddle of venison, Wild specialities
Vinification: long must fermentation, fermentation in steel tank, soft pressing
Harvest: hand-picking, strict selection
Maturation: in partly new and used barriques/ Pièces, long cultivation, some months bottle storage before sale
Maturation duration: 24 months
Volume: 13.5 %
Countries

Italy

Italy – Where wine is a way of life

The Italian wine regions are extremely diverse, and this is made clear in their wines. Established varieties such as Merlot, Syrah, and Sauvignon can be found on just 15 percent of the total vine growing area. The remaining 85 percent is reserved for autochthonous, indigenous varieties. More than 2,000 different grape varieties are grown under diverse conditions and pressed with various techniques into wines that reach the top tier of the international wine market.

Grape varieties

Cabernet Franc

Forefather of the Bordeaux varieties

The Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest varieties of Bordelais and a parent of three other red grapes in the Bordeaux assortment: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carmenère. It is distinguished by its complex, flavourful bouquet of raspberry, graphite, violet, liquorice and white pepper. In addition, it presents round, crisp tannins which turn out less strongly than those of Cabernet Sauvignon. While the Cabernet Franc always appears as part of a blend in Bordeaux, it is pressed alone on the Loire. The most renowned appellations are Chinon and Bourgueil. Incidentally, the Cabernet originates not in Bordeaux but in the Spanish Basque Country. Cabernet owes its name to the Latin “carbon”, meaning black.

Cabernet Sauvignon

The backbone of Bordeaux

The Cabernet Sauvignon gives the Bordeaux its backbone, yielding deep violet wines with powerful tannins and endless ripening potential. It is the top dog in Médoc, and is placed in all five premier crus of Bordelais. When young, it often appears strict and unapproachable, but with advancing years, its tannins round off. It is wonderfully velvety, and yet always maintains its freshness. Typical flavours include cassis, graphite and cedar. Wherever Cabernet Sauvignon is found, Merlot is not far away. It complements the robust structure of Cabernet with softness, fruit and richness. The Cabernet Sauvignon is the most-exported vine in the world. It delivers persuasive qualities in Italy as an ingredient of the Super Tuscan, or as the flagship variety from California. There, it is lovingly titled “Cab Sauv”. Meat fans should be aware that it fantastically accompanies a grilled entrecôte. The family tree of Cabernet Sauvignon is surprising: its parents are Cabernet Franc and the white Sauvignon blanc.

Rating
Wine Spectator 94 Points

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