Wine Tenuta San Guido, "Sassicaia", Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC, 2012, 3 L
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Wine of deep ruby red color.
Taste wines expressive, concentrated, with floral and spicy shades, solid tannins and a very long finish.
The wine has a seductive aroma with notes of black berries, violets, cloves, tobacco and smoky nuances.
The wine is recommended to serve dishes with intense flavor to the game, especially roast pigeon, to fillet a la brothel and aged cheeses.
Translated from the Italian "Sassicaia" means "stone ground". The name of the wine is obtained through the rocky soil of vineyards with Cabernet Sauvignon. The first wine of this brand on the market was made from grape harvest in 1968.
Vineyards farms located at an altitude of 80-300 m above sea level, are influenced by the maritime climate and the surrounding hills, which protect them from the wind. The soils are mainly limestone-rich clay and stones. The exposition of the eastern and south-east. Vines formed under the "cordon speronato" (cordone speronato).
2011 was an excellent year for viticulture. The winter was cold, early spring with moderate rainfall contributed to the timely vegetative growth of vines. The summer was hot, but due to the large temperature difference between day and night fully ripe berries by early September. Harvesting for wine "Sassicaia" begins in the first half of September. For two weeks in stainless steel tanks volume of 35-110 hectoliters alcoholic fermentation takes place at controlled temperature 30-31 ° C, followed by malolactic, which lasts until the end of October. Kept wine 24 months in French oak barrels, a third of which - new. After filling in half a year in the wine bottles are further incubated. Storage capacity of the vintage 2011 is 10-15 years. Before serving, aeration is recommended.
Tenuta San Guido - one of the most famous Italian wine producers whose vineyards are located in the Tuscan Bolgheri subregion. In addition to wines produced on the farm traditional olive oil first cold pressed and grappa. The farm belongs to the Italian wine Incisa della Rocchetta family, who are considered the pioneers in the development of the Bordeaux grape varieties in Italy and the creation of "Supertuscan" wines. Sassicaia vineyards are located at an altitude of 80 meters above sea level. Great influence on the climate have a close and the sea and the hills surrounding vineyards, which protect them from the wind. The vineyards are planted on technology "cordone speronato". Yields - about 5000 kg per hectare.