2020 - Le Difese de Sassicaia Tenuta San Guido
Colour
Red
Producer
Tenuta San Guido
Region
Bolgheri
Grape
Sangiovese / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2022 - 2024
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later

2020 LE DIFESE DE SASSICAIA TENUTA SAN GUIDO - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Tenuta San Guido
Region
Bolgheri
Grape
Sangiovese / Cabernet Sauvignon
Drinking
2022 - 2024
Case size
6x75cl
Available Later
Duty Paid (Inc. VAT)
Case price £130.07 (Inc. VAT)
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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, February 22

    Le Difese 2020 is bright and delightfully fruit forward with delectable red cherry, plum and blackcurrant. On the palate, the crisp acidity and plush, ripe tannins frame a beautiful array of crunchy red and black fruits, tinged with Mediterranean herbs, salty black olives and a soft earthiness. In 2020, Le Difese really stands out for its freshness, perhaps thanks to a higher proportion than usual of Sangiovese in the blend. An utterly moreish wine perfect for everyday enjoyment. Drink 2022 – 2024.

Producer

Tenuta San Guido

The Original Super Tuscan, Sassicaia was created in the mid-1940s by the Marquis Mario Incisadella Rochetta, an aristocrat looking to reproduce his favourite wines of Bordeaux - a first in Italian viticulture. Noticeably distinct from the lighter styled wines of the region, the bold expression of Cabernet was not initially well received by the Italian drinking public. As a result, from 1948 to 1960, the wines were consumed only at the estate. The 1968 vintage marked its first commercial release.As Bordeaux blends grew in popularity over the years, Sassicaia was able to create a reputationunparalleled amongst its Super Tuscan peers. Recognising their unique terroir and exceptionalquality, they were even granted their own DOC in 1994 named accordingly, Bolgheri Sassicaia.Keeping these distinctions in mind, a winery of movie set proportions had been expected. Yet infact, it is superbly discrete and modest - reminiscent of a domaine in Burgundy or the Rhône.

Region

Bolgheri

The medieval town of Bolgheri was originally made famous by the poet Giosuè Carducci who wrote about the stunning Cypress Avenue, a breathtaking and magical three mile long corridor of trees leading up to the entrance to the village. Swept away to the coastal and most westerly area of Tuscany, Bolgheri has become synonymous with wines known as ‘Super Tuscans'. Composed of classic Bordeaux varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc (intermixed with the occasional Sangiovese), the Super Tuscans began as mere experimentation in the 1960s and 70s. These international French varieties flourished in Bolgheri's warm, yet maritime climate which resulted in unexpected success and reknown. It is here that one finds such famous names as Ornellaia, Tignanello and Sassicaia.