Tenuta San Guido
Meet The Winemakers
Most famous for producing Sassicaia alongside Guildalberto and Le Difese, Tenuta San Guido is the result of a very long tradition combined with an ethical message, that has together been passed on from generation to generation. This was fuelled by a pioneering passion, aimed at doing good, and an abiding respect for nature. Quietly, elegantly and almost involuntarily, the Incisa della Rocchetta family released the wine that would revolutionise the Italian wine scene, creating a totally new genre: the Super-Tuscan.
Tenuta San Guido, now a legendary estate, was first planted in the 1940s by the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, who noted the similarity between Bolgheri’s terroir and that of the Graves in Bordeaux. When Sassicaia was finally commercially released in 1968, it took the fine wine world by storm. In 1994 it was granted its own appellation – Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC – further cementing its iconic status.
After more than twenty years of careful analysis and experiments, Guidalberto, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, is today a wine with a clear temperament that faithfully interprets its territory of origin. It embraces a younger style, with Merlot-led aromas and sweetness on the palate, but leans on classic Cabernet structure to ensure graceful ageing in bottle.
Le Difese is the most approachable wine from the estate. Tenuta San Guido crafted Le Difese as an approachable and attractively-priced wine for everyday enjoyment. Delicious and easy-going, it will drinks beautifully from release, whilst Sassicaia matures in the cellar.
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