Buying second and third wines from great estates is an excellent way to experience first-hand some of the finest winemaking skills in the world, at an affordable price. This month, we are showcasing the “little brothers” of renowned Super Tuscan producers, Tenuta San Guido, which makes the world famous Sassicaia, and Tenuta dell’Ornellaia.
Sassicaia, produced at Tenuta San Guido, was the first Super Tuscan wine ever made. After observing the similarities in climate and soil between Bordeaux and the coastal vineyards of Bolgheri, Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta started to experiment with French grape varieties. His efforts were recompensed when Sassicaia was awarded its own DOC of Bolgheri Sassicaia, the only Italian wine from a single estate to have a DOC of its own.
Tenuta dell Ornellaia is other the big name from Bolgheri. Facing the Mediterranean coast, this estate enjoys maritime breeze that cool down the vineyards, and a myriad of individual parcels well suited for the growth of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. They believe wines should truly express their terroir and their vintage and are obsessed with optimum harvest time in order to achieve full ripeness for both sugar and tannins. As a result, their wines have become a favourite amongst wine lovers.
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