Bold and structured Toscana red wine
Jancis Robinson says: "Quite reticent on the nose, just giving hints of what it’s got – a flash of creamy vanilla, a scent of ripe, plummy, black fruit and some toasted tobacco. Full bodied, with mouth-coating but fine-grained tannins. Plump and velvety – Merlot making its presence felt here."
- Aged in French barriques for 15 months
- 17+ pts Jancis Robinson, Feb 2021
Food Pairing: Mushrooms, Spices, Tomato based dishes
Cellaring: Drink now until 2035.
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
If Mario Incisa, creator of Sassicaia, was inspired by his great-uncle Leopoldo Incisa della Rocchetta, then his son Nicolò, director of Tenuta San Guido since forty years, has been motivated by Guidalberto della Gherardesca his great great great grandfather. Nicolò Incisa explains thus the choice of the name and creation of new wine in 2000: "The wine was created for two reasons:
- The desire to see what we could accomplish with Merlot, a grape that we had never used before;
- The desire to offer the consumer a wine which could be appreciated at a younger age compared to our veteran Sassicaia.