Sassicaia 2019 Tenuta San Guido, Bolgheri-Sassicaia

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Sassicaia is the original Bolgheri Super Tuscan and now even has its own DOC. It has spurred many followers but few rivals. Every vintage of this iconic wine garners lavish praise, big scores and collectors flocking.In 2019 the temperatures dropped in August and allowed the grapes to reach an excellent balance between technical maturity and phenolic maturity. The significant temperature range between night and day favored the growth of very crunchy and healthy grapes.The blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Cabernet Franc. At the end of the malolactic fermentation, the wine is placed in French oak barrels, (2/3rds new wood and the rest, first and second passage) where it spent a period of aging of 24 months.Decanter Magazine scored this 100 Points saying “Sassicaia 2019 spent 25 months in oak (one-third new). ‘We are going longer in oak in the past few years,’ said Carlo Paoli, managing director of Tenuta San Guido. Quite pale in the glass, the nose is extremely graceful and intense…

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