The beginning of the Super Tuscan, or so the story goes: in the mid 1940’s Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted at the Sassicaia estate in an attempt to produce a better quality Italian wine by blending it with the indigenous Sangiovese. The first commercial release in 1971 was a success and the Sassicaia name has remained synonymous with top end Super Tuscans ever since. Sassicaia is the name given to the estate in Bolgheri on the coast of Tuscany which is owned by the producer Tenuta San Guido. It is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and a small percentage of Cabernet Franc which, like its Bordeaux ancestors benefits from several years in bottle.
2009 was a very good vintage in Tuscany
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