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.
The vineyards are almost entirely planted with Bordeaux grapes (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc) and some local Sangiovese. The Cabernet Franc goes into Sassicaia (around 15% of the blend, the remainder Cabernet Sauvignon), the Merlot into Guidalberto (around 40% of the blend), and the Sangiovese into Le Difese (around 30% of the blend), making them very different wines and not different quality levels of a similar wine, altough the backbone of all three is Cabernet Sauvignon.
Please allow around a week for delivery of this wine.
Overseas deliveries can take longer.
For transfers under bond or to recover VAT on export, please contact us at [email protected]
Other vintages of Tenuta San Guido Guidalberto
Other wines from Tenuta San Guido
2006 Sassicaia: £390
2008 Sassicaia (37.5cl): £175
2010 Sassicaia (150cl): £670
2010 Sassicaia: £320
2011 Sassicaia: £295
2012 Sassicaia: £295
2013 Sassicaia: £360
2015 Sassicaia: £360
2016 Sassicaia: £485
2017 Sassicaia: £250
2018 Le Difese: £27
2018 Sassicaia: £250
2019 Sassicaia: £290
2020 Le Difese: £34