2017 Le Difese Tenuta San Guido, 3rd Wine Of Sassicaia, Toscana IGT – Magnum

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  • Product description

    Product description

    Le Difese is one of the little brothers of Sassicaia and was first produced in 2003. Made mainly with Cabernet and some Sangiovese, it is aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels previously used for Guidalberto and Sassicaia and a further three months in bottle. The aim is to produce a Super Tuscan wine with good structure and extremely supple tannins.

    Vibrant red and black berry fruits with violet and herbal notes. Good structure on the palate with round tannin and good length.

  • About the producer

    About the producer: Tenuta San Guido

    Sassicaia, produced at Tenuta San Guido, was the first Super Tuscan wine ever made. In the 1920’s, the young Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamt of producing a ‘thoroughbred’ of the wine world. When Mario arrived in the area in the 1940s, he recognised similarities in climate and soil between Bordeaux and the coastal vineyards of Bolgheri, firmly believing that Cabernet Sauvignon could reach the same exalted heights there as Bordeaux Grand Cru Classes. He started to experiment with French grape varieties, and 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. For 19 years this revolutionary wine was kept hidden at the Tenuta San Guido estate for the consumption of friends and family. Marchese finally released the first Sassicaia, meaning “place of many stones”, commercially in 1968 as an IGT. In the 1990’s this reputation was consolidated when Sassicaia was awarded its own DOC of Bolgheri Sassicaia. It is still the only Italian wine from a single estate to have a DOC of its own. View our selection.

    Vineyard & Winemaking

    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.

    Wine Produced

    Sassicaia (first wine), Guidalberto (second wine) and Le Difese (third wine).

  • Delivery

    Delivery

    Delivery charges to a single UK mainland address* Price Delivery expected within
    Orders over £150 Free 2 working days
    Click & collect**, local delivery (SE10, SE3, SE7, SE8 & SE13) over £75 or six bottles Free 5 working days
    Orders under £125 £9.95 2 working days
    Next working day (additional) £3.00 Must be placed by midday on previous working day
    Working day before 1pm (additional) £3.00
    Saturday before 1pm £27.00

    * Please note post-Brexit we have suspended all export delivery services including those to Northern Ireland. Deliveries to Jersey, Channel Islands, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Wight, The Scilly Isles and some areas of Scotland may take longer and are subject to a surcharge. Excludes items purchased in bond and en primeur where delivery will be charged at cost. View in bond and en primeur T&Cs.
    ** Click & Collect: Please note wines will be held at the site for up to 10 working days before being returned to Greenwich from where the customer can either collect or cancel their order.

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    Should you have any questions please contact a member of the team who will be pleased to help on 020 8858 9147, or email orders@davy.co.uk

  • Returns

    Returns

    SALE OR RETURN is available by prior arrangement only and for orders of 96 bottles or more. Beers, soft drinks and spirits are available on Sale or Return for delivery and collection but only in addition to wine orders. All returns are at the customer’s expense. Returns must be made within 28 days of original delivery and goods must be in a resalable condition. We reserve the right to only refund up to 25% of the original order. For further details please contact customer services 020 8858 9147.

    CANCELLATIONS can be made within seven working days from receipt of delivery, provided that all wines are unopened and in their original condition. To cancel an order customers should contact the Customer Service team on 020 8858 6011 or email orders@davy.co.uk. It is your responsibility to keep the wines safe and in their original condition until collection is made.

    TASTING CANCELLATIONS – full refunds can only be made where at least 7 days’ notice is given prior to the event date. Refunds will only be given after this time if we are able to re-sell your tickets. In the event that a tasting is cancelled, Davy’s shall offer customers a full refund.

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Product description

Le Difese is one of the little brothers of Sassicaia and was first produced in 2003. Made mainly with Cabernet and some Sangiovese, it is aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels previously used for Guidalberto and Sassicaia and a further three months in bottle. The aim is to produce a Super Tuscan wine with good structure and extremely supple tannins.

Vibrant red and black berry fruits with violet and herbal notes. Good structure on the palate with round tannin and good length.

About the producer: Tenuta San Guido

Sassicaia, produced at Tenuta San Guido, was the first Super Tuscan wine ever made. In the 1920’s, the young Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamt of producing a ‘thoroughbred’ of the wine world. When Mario arrived in the area in the 1940s, he recognised similarities in climate and soil between Bordeaux and the coastal vineyards of Bolgheri, firmly believing that Cabernet Sauvignon could reach the same exalted heights there as Bordeaux Grand Cru Classes. He started to experiment with French grape varieties, and 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. For 19 years this revolutionary wine was kept hidden at the Tenuta San Guido estate for the consumption of friends and family. Marchese finally released the first Sassicaia, meaning “place of many stones”, commercially in 1968 as an IGT. In the 1990’s this reputation was consolidated when Sassicaia was awarded its own DOC of Bolgheri Sassicaia. It is still the only Italian wine from a single estate to have a DOC of its own. View our selection.

Vineyard & Winemaking

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.

Wine Produced

Sassicaia (first wine), Guidalberto (second wine) and Le Difese (third wine).

Delivery

Delivery charges to a single UK mainland address* Price Delivery expected within
Orders over £150 Free 2 working days
Click & collect**, local delivery (SE10, SE3, SE7, SE8 & SE13) over £75 or six bottles Free 5 working days
Orders under £125 £9.95 2 working days
Next working day (additional) £3.00 Must be placed by midday on previous working day
Working day before 1pm (additional) £3.00
Saturday before 1pm £27.00

* Please note post-Brexit we have suspended all export delivery services including those to Northern Ireland. Deliveries to Jersey, Channel Islands, The Isle of Man, The Isle of Wight, The Scilly Isles and some areas of Scotland may take longer and are subject to a surcharge. Excludes items purchased in bond and en primeur where delivery will be charged at cost. View in bond and en primeur T&Cs.
** Click & Collect: Please note wines will be held at the site for up to 10 working days before being returned to Greenwich from where the customer can either collect or cancel their order.

view full details

Should you have any questions please contact a member of the team who will be pleased to help on 020 8858 9147, or email orders@davy.co.uk

Returns

SALE OR RETURN is available by prior arrangement only and for orders of 96 bottles or more. Beers, soft drinks and spirits are available on Sale or Return for delivery and collection but only in addition to wine orders. All returns are at the customer’s expense. Returns must be made within 28 days of original delivery and goods must be in a resalable condition. We reserve the right to only refund up to 25% of the original order. For further details please contact customer services 020 8858 9147.

CANCELLATIONS can be made within seven working days from receipt of delivery, provided that all wines are unopened and in their original condition. To cancel an order customers should contact the Customer Service team on 020 8858 6011 or email orders@davy.co.uk. It is your responsibility to keep the wines safe and in their original condition until collection is made.

TASTING CANCELLATIONS – full refunds can only be made where at least 7 days’ notice is given prior to the event date. Refunds will only be given after this time if we are able to re-sell your tickets. In the event that a tasting is cancelled, Davy’s shall offer customers a full refund.

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