• BCIT42017

Tenuta San Guideo Le Difese

TENUTA SAN GUIDO LE DIFESE 2017 - Toscana IGT Rosso - Italy - Red Wine

Regular price
RM 190.00
Sale price
RM 190.00
Regular price
RM 0.00
Fast Delivery. With Order Tracking | Ihorecastore
Fast Delivery. With Order Tracking
Secure payments | Ihorecastore
Secure payments
    Le Difese     

Country : Italy
Region : Toscana 
Type : Red
Year : 2017
Volume : 75 cl

WINEMAKER NOTES The wine is distinguished by a good structure and is extremely supple making it very pleasant and drinkable. A juicy medium-plus-bodied, fun Cabernet Sauvignon and Sangiovese red wine blend with dark cherry, strawberry, blackberry and fine herb flavours on the palate. Fresh and zesty with easy tannins. Blend: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese

WINE CRITICS  -  James Suckling 92
A fruity, delicious red with currant, plum and berry aromas and flavors and a citrusy, floral undertone. Medium body. Long and caressing. The second wine of Sassicaia. Why wait on this one? Drink now.

Wine Enthusiast 90
Made with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese, this offers aromas of blackberry, charred earth, blue flower and a whiffs of oak-driven spice. The linear, elegant palate offers dried black cherry, black currant and licorice alongside taut polished tannins.

ABOUT THE WINERY : The Tenuta San Guido is a 7,500-acre estate located in the province of Livorno on the western coastal outskirts of Tuscany near the village of Bolgheri. Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta acquired it through his marriage to Clarice della Gherardesca in 1940.

The legacy of Sassicaia began in 1944, when Mario Incisa acquired a number of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc vine cuttings and planted them on a sloping hillside of the San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello after the 11th-century castle at the vineyard's upper edge. This tiny, 3.75-acre vineyard stood alone until 1965, when a second Cabernet vineyard was planted with cuttings from the Castiglioncello parcel; the gravelly, 30-acre plot would give the wine its name: Sassicaia, "the place of many stones".

With the radical changes in the D.O.C. system of regulations as of the 1994 vintage, Sassicaia's extraordinary reputation was acknowledged through the Italian government's granting the wine its own appellation.

Sassicaia is today considered to be the new plus ultra of Italy's great red wines for its consistent excellence and its intuitive spirit. Acclaimed by the wine world's most respected voices, Sassicaia remains the legacy of its creator, Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, and his son, Marchese Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta.