Tenuta San Guido
This winery is located in the Bolgheri wine zone. If you want to have more detail about Tenuta San Guido winery scroll down:
Tenuta San Guido was established by Mario Incisa della Rochetta. Considered the seminal "Super Tuscan", the name Sassicaia (Italian sasso meaning stone) indicating a stony field, originated in 1948 when first produced by Incisa della Rochetta using Cabernet Sauvignon vines reputedly sourced from Château Lafite-Rothschild, and for years only used for family consumption. From 1968, internationally renowned consultants were engaged to improve the production, such as Giacomo Tachis and Émile Peynaud. Small commercial quantities were not released until in the mid 1970s.
Wines from Tenuta San Guido
Tasting Notes: Good deep ruby red in the glass, generous notes of chocolate raisins, some herbs and a little smoke. Mid bodied and well balanced, lovely mouth feel with silky tannins. Blackberry on the mid palate, very fresh, lively and fruity. Long warm finish.
Grape varieties: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc.
Food Pairings: Red meats, hearty chicken, meaty past.
Total production: 20
Awards Won: Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator 2001/94 - 2003/93