1972 SASSICAIA, Tenuta San Guido

Grape-BlendGRAPE / BLEND: 85 % Cabernet Sauvignon 15 % Cabernet Franc

Region-Appellation REGION: Tuscany > Bolgheri

wine style STYLE / APPELLATION: Table wine (Vino da Tavola)

Best to drink BEST TO DRINK: Enjoyable now and can age over 5 years

Wine Description  NOTES: Italy´s sole single-vineyard DOC (Bolgheri), a Cabernet (Sauv. + Fr.) made on First Growth lines by Marchese Incisa della Rocchetta at Tenuta San Guido. More elegant than lush, made for age - and often bought for investment, but hugely influential in giving Italy top-quality image.

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Tenuta San Guido



Marchese Incisa

Estate Owned by: Marchesi Incisa della Rocchetta | Winemaker: Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta, Graziana Grassini | Total acreage under vine: 222,4 | Estate Founded: 1940 | Winery Production Total: 1.100.000 Btls. | Viticulture Method: Conventional.

The overwhelming success of Sassicaia, and now the introduction of two new wines, traces back to the ambition of Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta to plant Bordeaux varieties in Tuscany in the 1940s.

Location of Vineyard

Just as the Graves region of Bordeaux is named for its gravelly soil, so Sassicaia is an area of Bolgheri, in coastal Tuscany, named for its many stones. Mario Incisa della Rocchetta had enjoyed the fine wines of Bordeaux as a young man in the 1920s and dreamed of planting his own vineyard one day. This plan came to pass after 1930, when he married Marchesa Clarice della Gherardesca, whose dowry included the 7,500-acre estate of Tenuta San Guido that her family had owned for centuries, in the province of Livorno on the western outskirts of Tuscany, near the village of Bolgheri. Mario Incisa noticed a similarity between this land and the Bordeaux vineyards he was familiar with.

Points of Distinction

    •    Tenuta San Guido is hailed as the standard-bearer of Italian enology.
    •    Creator of the first-ever Super Tuscan—Sassicaia—first released to the market in 1968
    •    Sassicaia is so distinctive it was granted its own DOC, Bolgheri Sassicaia, as of 1994
    •    Two additional wines introduced in 2000 and 2002—Guidalberto and Le Difese
    •    Still owned by the noble Incisa della Rocchetta family

Additional Info

Additional Info


DOC Bolgheri Sassicaia


Italy > Tuscany > Bolgheri


Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc




Tenuta San Guido


Giacomo Tachis


Still Red Wine, Full Bodied, Dry, 12.5%

Best to drink

Drink now, or collect

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