Sassicaia the iconic wine from Bolgheri, among the most prestigious reds from Italy, It confirms the excellence of Made in Italy and is among the few wines that can compete with the most prestigious French labels in the world of luxury wines.
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|Producer||Tenuta San Guido|
|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||85 % Cabernet Sauvignon 15 % Cabernet Franc|
|Pairs with||A wine for special occations, Enjoy with red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 18-20 C.|
Climate trend and characteristics of the year 2016 is a vintage worthy of praise, considered by some even better than the exceptional 2015. The proper arrival of the summer happened during the second half of June, with beautiful sunny days and summer temperatures. Those remained in the seasonal average with the exception of the second decade of July, which was very hot. The veraison began at the end of July and the following weeks ensured an optimal phenolic and alcohol ripening of the grapes, allowing a longer permanence of the grapes on the plants. Some nocturnal rains that occurred in August offered refreshment to the plants and washed the grapes, while the cool night breezes, conditioned by the sea, have accentuated the development of the perfumes and guaranteed freshness and fragrance of the grapes that have gradually matured, without excess sugars. The autumn was characterized by an unusually warm and dry climate, except for some rare abundant rains.
The harvest was carried out, thanks to the optimal conditions, until the first decade of October. The healthy and intact grapes, homogeneously matured, that were brought to the winery, gave an optimal response in organoleptic terms. Great extraction in terms of color and anthocyanic structure, combined with an extraordinary aromatic component, elegant and subtle tannins are the distinguishing features of this Sassicaia vintage.
In the vinification the grapes were gently crushed and de-stemmed followed by fermentation in temperature controlled steel vats. The secondary fermentation (Malolactic fermentation) also took place in steel vats. Following the malolactic fermentation, the wine was aged in French oak barriques for 24 months and a few more months in the bottle before being released on the market.
Colour: Intense ruby red, concentrated and deep.
Bouquet: The nose is expressed on hints of ripe red fruits, berries and cola, aromatic herbs and toasted almonds.
Taste: On the palate the sip is austere, rich and compact. It shows a sustained body and good acid component. Progressing on dry fruit notes, with a deep persistent final.
Longevity 20+ years.