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Tenuta San Guido, Guidalberto

Italy · Tuscany
From the incredible Sassicaia estate, this wine is tense, earthy and complex. A fascinating insight into one of the world's best-loved wineries.
€34.99
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Body Medium - Full
Sweetness 1/10
Tannins 3/10
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Description
Sassicaia is the wine-stuff of legends. The first Super-Tuscan, it was outlawed almost as soon as it was made by the Marchese Incisa della Rocchetta. He had been encouraged by his friends to sell the wine that he had made to entertain them when they visited his country estate near the village of Bolgheri on the Tuscan coast beside the beautiful region of the Maremma. The wine was made in the style of the wines that he loved - Bordeaux - but the varieties needed were not legally available to winemakers in Tuscany and were certainly not part of the recipe for Chianti. But the success of the planting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot gave a wine that was instantly recognisable as being outstanding. The authorities move to outlaw the wine, or simply label it as table wine, backfired and the cult of Sassicaia was born, with many people desperate to try the wine. These days the wine has become so influential that it has forced some humble pie eating om the part of the authorities and it now has its own DOC. Guidalberto is the second wine from the estate and is a delicious insight into the winery. This vintage shows restraint and elegance at only 12.5% alcohol and is earthy, gamy and full of blackcurrant and spice flavours. Excellent with food, it is also a pleasure to savour on its own.
More Info
  • Alcohol 12.5%
  • Size 750ml
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • Ageing Vessel French Oak Barrels
  • Months Ageing 18 Months