Sourced from three vineyards surrounding the Bolgheri area, this Super Tuscan is aged for 15 months in oak before being bottled. Guidalberto is considered to be the second wine from Sassicaia and can be enjoyed earlier than the top cuvée.
“A compact style, with cherry, strawberry, earth and tobacco flavors matched to a firm structure. This is chewy, but retains a sense of elegance courtesy of the vibrant structure. Fine length. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.” – 91 pts Wine Spectator
“Aromas of blackberry and blueberry, with hints of wet earth and spices such as cloves. Full body with round, chewy tannins but polished and caressing. A juicy, succulent finish. One of the best ever. Drink or hold.” – 93 pts James Suckling
Italian still red wine from Bolgheri in Tuscany Italy made with Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
Sassicaia, produced at Tenuta San Guido, was the first Super Tuscan wine ever made. When Mario Incisa della Rocchetta arrived in the Bolgheri area in the 1940s, he started to experiment with French grape varieties due to the presence of gravelly soils. Results from Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were so good he decided to focus on this variety alongside Merlot, something completely new in Tuscany at the time. In 1968 the first Sassicaia, meaning “place of many stones”, was commercially released as an IGT. Today the wine enjoy a newly awarded Bolgheri DOC status. View our selection.
The 90 hectares of vines are planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese. The first wine is usually aged in French oak barrels for 24 months, followed by a few more months in the bottle.
Three wines are produced at Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, the second wine Guidalberto and the third wine Le Difese.