Sassicaia, meaning “place of many stones”, was the first wine produced in Tuscany with Cabernet Sauvignon. In 1968 the first bottle produced was commercially released as an IGT and became known as ‘Super Tuscan’. Due to the quality of the wines produced in the region, the Bolgheri DOC was finally approved 26 years later.
Made with 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc, it spends 24 months in French oak barrels. Classy, well balanced and long-lasting.
Relatively pale and limpid, this has a hauntingly beautiful aromatic quality of lilies, violet, cassis and cherry, which in sum is utterly beguiling. In the mouth it is demure and delicious with bright succulent acidity and an almost Burgundian sweetness and structure, replete with filigree tannins. Here the fruit is youthful raspberries and red berries with a hint of savoury graphite and violet.- 93 pts John Stimpfig, Decanter Magazine