Pre-arrivalï½Tenuta San Guido 2021 Sassicaia, 2022 Guidalberto

SKU: P-21S22G

Tenuta San Guido Package

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1ï½Sassicaia, 2021, 750mL
Sub-region: Bolgheri
Variety: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon,15% Cabernet Franc
Rating: WineAdvocate 100
2ï½Guidalberto, 2022, 750mL
Sub-region: Toscana
Variety: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon,40% Merlot
Rating: Wine Advocate 94

In the 1920s the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamt of creating a new wine, that would be able to compete with the best Bordeaux.
By the 1940s, having settled on the Tenuta San Guido he decided to plant Cabernet Sauvignon partly due to the similarity he noted between Tuscan soil and that of Graves in Bordeaux.
The first vintages were not warmly received, and thus from 1948 to 1967, Sassicaia remained strictly consumed at Tenuta San Guido. After a few years, he realized that by ageing the wine it improved considerably.
It was not until 1968 that Sassicaia was first commercially released.
Over the next few years, the cellar was moved to a temperature-controlled location, steel fermentation vats replaced wooden vats, and French barriques were introduced to the ageing process.