TENUTA SAN GUIDO Sassicaia 'Bolgheri' 2017 Bottle - NO DISCOUNT
Red Still Wine | Italy | Tuscany | Bolgheri | 75cl
£169.95 / £1,019.70 case
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Closure Type: Cork
Wine Style: Full Bodied
Grapes: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
THE WINE ADVOCATE Rating: 94 points - Drink Date: 2021 - 2040 - "The 2017 Sassicaia is a very different wine. Its character is more technical, inward-looking and inaccessible compared to the naturally exhilarating and effortless 2016 vintage. The 2017 vintage forces you to think about vintage challenges, winemaking variables and problem solving. The 2017 vintage was not easy and only the most experienced winemakers were able to navigate it successfully. Thanks to the significant know-how and foresight of its creators, the 2017 Sassicaia achieves all of its basic promises with success. However, 2017 will always be the vintage that comes after 2015 and 2016. Some 207,000 bottles of the 2016 Sassicaia were made. In 2017, production volume was reduced by about 15%. This was due to strict fruit selection following a very hot and dry growing season. Harvest in 2017 came about nine days earlier compared to 2016, especially for the estate’s Merlot and Cabernet Franc. The Cabernet Sauvignon was picked one week earlier in 2017 compared to 2016."