Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy 2020
VINTAGE : 2020
COUNTRY : Italy
REGION/APPELLATION : Italy, Tuscany
VARIETALS : Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
In 1978 was the first success, during a blind tasting with anonymous samples of cabernet-based wines, organised in London by Hugh Johnson for Decanter magazine, where Sassicaia 1972 won first place among 33 wines selected from all over the world.
In the meantime, the cellar was moved to temperature-controlled premises, where steel vats replaced wooden ones for fermentation and the refinement of the wine in barriques was developed and perfected. Since then, Sassicaia has collected important awards: in both 1985 and 2016 it was awarded 100/100 points by the American wine critic Robert Parker while in 2018 was judged the best wine in the world by Wine Spectator.
In a property that stretches over 2,500 hectares, we have chosen to select and plant vineyards exclusively on the most suitable lands, covering just a small area of the total surface. An area that is unique in terms of soil type, microclimate, and exposure that deserves its own appellation: DOC Bolgheri Sassicaia.
The 1968 vintage saw the debut of Sassicaia, a courageous wine that at the time, broke away from the standard way of making Tuscan Wine. The wine is named after the stony soil which it comes from, and, by its nature, is destined to go far.