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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|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.|
The climate for the 2012 vintage was rather special. Autumn and Winter were long and cold, to the point that at the end of January the Bolgheri hills were covered with snow. Bolgheri experienced a cold, yet rainless fall and winter, which was not the case for other parts of Tuscany. Cold temperatures were favorable for the halting of the vegetative growth and the natural elimination of some pests on the vines.
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.