• "Le Difese" Toscana IGT 2017

      “Le Difese” Toscana IGT 2017

      Le Difese is one of the most beautiful price-quality wonders of Tuscany. Magnificent, sweetly perfumed fruit aromas in the opulent bouquet, just as generous and wide the long-lasting taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "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." Wine Enthusiast

      "Fresh and vivid with a blackberry, currant and fresh-herb character. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a focused finish." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:91-92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09422917 ·  0,75 l · 23,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      17,90 €
    • "Guidalberto" Toscana IGT 2017

      “Guidalberto” Toscana IGT 2017

      Guidalberto is no longer in the shadow of his "over-father" Sassicaia. Since it has been vinified from its own vineyards, most of which also grow in the Sassicaia DOC monopoly, it has almost outgrown itself. Spicy, earthy bouquet with hints of tobacco, clove and lavender, dense and juicy on the palate with fresh red and black berries. The tannins are well dosed and the finish complex with a majestic elegance that refines with the years of bottle ageing. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep black-purple. Opulent, plum, cassis and some fresh earth. Clove, cinnamon and some toasted almond oak. Much fuller-bodied than the Le Difese, with ripe plum and cassis fruit. Plenty of polish here, though pretty embryonic in form. Very fine-grained tannins, though not the greatest density of them. The fruit slips away quite quickly, but there’s a long line of spice and savouriness that does come through. Perhaps once bottled, the fruit will hold through as far too." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2017 Guidalberto is dark, sumptuous and quite powerful. Even with the extremes of the punishing growing season, the 2017 comes through beautifully, showing remarkable clarity and precision. Black cherry, plum, lavender and spice notes are pushed forward, but it is the wine's structure that gives energy and a real sense of direction. Time in the glass brings out an attractive red berry and floral character that adds freshness." Antonio Galloni

      "A youthful, sinewy red, with plum, black cherry, cedar and spice flavors wrapped in a thick texture and mouthcoating tannins. Stays vivid and long on the finish, where the sweet, ripe fruit prevails." Wine Spectator

      "A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2017 Guidalberto appeals to the more informal side of sophisticated drinking. By that I mean it makes a great choice at lunch or for family dinners. Despite the accessibility and dense concentration of the fruit, especially evident in a warm vintage such as this, the wine's pedigree is evident in terms of the careful management of the structure and acidity. My samples were a little closed at first and needed some extra coaxing. Once open, the wine shows the dark fruit and exuberance of this hot vintage in Tuscany." Robert Parker

      "Subtle aromas of cedar, cassis, tobacco and a whiff of camphor slowly take shape in the glass. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the tightly knit, elegant palate delivers dried black cherry, red currant, blood orange and licorice while fine-grained tannins provide tight support. It closes on a coffee-bean note." Wine Enthusiast

      "Fresh herbs, cedar, black raspberries, orange peel and citrus. Very balanced and focused on the palate, thanks to cutting acidity, but with firm, chewy tannins that envelop a plethora of red fruit." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5+ points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,65 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,13 g/l
      • Sulfite: 65 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2028+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09422317 · 0,75 l · 46,53 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shippingavailable immediately

      34,90 €
    • "Le Difese" Toscana IGT 2017 <br>MAGNUM

      “Le Difese” Toscana IGT 2017 · MAGNUM

      Le Difese is one of the most beautiful price-quality wonders of Tuscany. Magnificent, sweetly perfumed fruit aromas in the opulent bouquet, just as generous and wide the long-lasting taste. SUPERIORE.DE

      "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." Wine Enthusiast

      "Fresh and vivid with a blackberry, currant and fresh-herb character. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a focused finish." James Suckling

      • James Suckling:91-92 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:90 points
      • Grape Varieties: 70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2025
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09423117 · 1,5 l · 37,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping10 units available

      55,90 €
    • "Guidalberto" Toscana IGT 2017 <br>MAGNUM

      “Guidalberto” Toscana IGT 2017 · MAGNUM

      Guidalberto is no longer in the shadow of his "over-father" Sassicaia. Since it has been vinified from its own vineyards, most of which also grow in the Sassicaia DOC monopoly, it has almost outgrown itself. Spicy, earthy bouquet with hints of tobacco, clove and lavender, dense and juicy on the palate with fresh red and black berries. The tannins are well dosed and the finish complex with a majestic elegance that refines with the years of bottle ageing. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep black-purple. Opulent, plum, cassis and some fresh earth. Clove, cinnamon and some toasted almond oak. Much fuller-bodied than the Le Difese, with ripe plum and cassis fruit. Plenty of polish here, though pretty embryonic in form. Very fine-grained tannins, though not the greatest density of them. The fruit slips away quite quickly, but there’s a long line of spice and savouriness that does come through. Perhaps once bottled, the fruit will hold through as far too." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2017 Guidalberto is dark, sumptuous and quite powerful. Even with the extremes of the punishing growing season, the 2017 comes through beautifully, showing remarkable clarity and precision. Black cherry, plum, lavender and spice notes are pushed forward, but it is the wine's structure that gives energy and a real sense of direction. Time in the glass brings out an attractive red berry and floral character that adds freshness." Antonio Galloni

      "A youthful, sinewy red, with plum, black cherry, cedar and spice flavors wrapped in a thick texture and mouthcoating tannins. Stays vivid and long on the finish, where the sweet, ripe fruit prevails." Wine Spectator

      "A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2017 Guidalberto appeals to the more informal side of sophisticated drinking. By that I mean it makes a great choice at lunch or for family dinners. Despite the accessibility and dense concentration of the fruit, especially evident in a warm vintage such as this, the wine's pedigree is evident in terms of the careful management of the structure and acidity. My samples were a little closed at first and needed some extra coaxing. Once open, the wine shows the dark fruit and exuberance of this hot vintage in Tuscany." Robert Parker

      "Subtle aromas of cedar, cassis, tobacco and a whiff of camphor slowly take shape in the glass. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the tightly knit, elegant palate delivers dried black cherry, red currant, blood orange and licorice while fine-grained tannins provide tight support. It closes on a coffee-bean note." Wine Enthusiast

      "Fresh herbs, cedar, black raspberries, orange peel and citrus. Very balanced and focused on the palate, thanks to cutting acidity, but with firm, chewy tannins that envelop a plethora of red fruit." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5+ points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,65 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,13 g/l
      • Sulfite: 65 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09423017 · 1,5 l · 57,27 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping11 units available

      85,90 €
    • "Guidalberto" Toscana IGT 2017 <br>MAGNUM in OWC

      “Guidalberto” Toscana IGT 2017 · MAGNUM in OWC

      Guidalberto is no longer in the shadow of his "over-father" Sassicaia. Since it has been vinified from its own vineyards, most of which also grow in the Sassicaia DOC monopoly, it has almost outgrown itself. Spicy, earthy bouquet with hints of tobacco, clove and lavender, dense and juicy on the palate with fresh red and black berries. The tannins are well dosed and the finish complex with a majestic elegance that refines with the years of bottle ageing. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep black-purple. Opulent, plum, cassis and some fresh earth. Clove, cinnamon and some toasted almond oak. Much fuller-bodied than the Le Difese, with ripe plum and cassis fruit. Plenty of polish here, though pretty embryonic in form. Very fine-grained tannins, though not the greatest density of them. The fruit slips away quite quickly, but there’s a long line of spice and savouriness that does come through. Perhaps once bottled, the fruit will hold through as far too." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2017 Guidalberto is dark, sumptuous and quite powerful. Even with the extremes of the punishing growing season, the 2017 comes through beautifully, showing remarkable clarity and precision. Black cherry, plum, lavender and spice notes are pushed forward, but it is the wine's structure that gives energy and a real sense of direction. Time in the glass brings out an attractive red berry and floral character that adds freshness." Antonio Galloni

      "A youthful, sinewy red, with plum, black cherry, cedar and spice flavors wrapped in a thick texture and mouthcoating tannins. Stays vivid and long on the finish, where the sweet, ripe fruit prevails." Wine Spectator

      "A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2017 Guidalberto appeals to the more informal side of sophisticated drinking. By that I mean it makes a great choice at lunch or for family dinners. Despite the accessibility and dense concentration of the fruit, especially evident in a warm vintage such as this, the wine's pedigree is evident in terms of the careful management of the structure and acidity. My samples were a little closed at first and needed some extra coaxing. Once open, the wine shows the dark fruit and exuberance of this hot vintage in Tuscany." Robert Parker

      "Subtle aromas of cedar, cassis, tobacco and a whiff of camphor slowly take shape in the glass. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the tightly knit, elegant palate delivers dried black cherry, red currant, blood orange and licorice while fine-grained tannins provide tight support. It closes on a coffee-bean note." Wine Enthusiast

      "Fresh herbs, cedar, black raspberries, orange peel and citrus. Very balanced and focused on the palate, thanks to cutting acidity, but with firm, chewy tannins that envelop a plethora of red fruit." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5+ points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,65 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,13 g/l
      • Sulfite: 65 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2030+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09422617 · 1,5 l · 59,93 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping4 units available

      89,90 €
    • "Guidalberto" Toscana IGT 2017 <br>Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      “Guidalberto” Toscana IGT 2017 · Double-MAGNUM in OWC

      Guidalberto is no longer in the shadow of his "over-father" Sassicaia. Since it has been vinified from its own vineyards, most of which also grow in the Sassicaia DOC monopoly, it has almost outgrown itself. Spicy, earthy bouquet with hints of tobacco, clove and lavender, dense and juicy on the palate with fresh red and black berries. The tannins are well dosed and the finish complex with a majestic elegance that refines with the years of bottle ageing. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Deep black-purple. Opulent, plum, cassis and some fresh earth. Clove, cinnamon and some toasted almond oak. Much fuller-bodied than the Le Difese, with ripe plum and cassis fruit. Plenty of polish here, though pretty embryonic in form. Very fine-grained tannins, though not the greatest density of them. The fruit slips away quite quickly, but there’s a long line of spice and savouriness that does come through. Perhaps once bottled, the fruit will hold through as far too." Jancis Robinson

      "The 2017 Guidalberto is dark, sumptuous and quite powerful. Even with the extremes of the punishing growing season, the 2017 comes through beautifully, showing remarkable clarity and precision. Black cherry, plum, lavender and spice notes are pushed forward, but it is the wine's structure that gives energy and a real sense of direction. Time in the glass brings out an attractive red berry and floral character that adds freshness." Antonio Galloni

      "A youthful, sinewy red, with plum, black cherry, cedar and spice flavors wrapped in a thick texture and mouthcoating tannins. Stays vivid and long on the finish, where the sweet, ripe fruit prevails." Wine Spectator

      "A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, the 2017 Guidalberto appeals to the more informal side of sophisticated drinking. By that I mean it makes a great choice at lunch or for family dinners. Despite the accessibility and dense concentration of the fruit, especially evident in a warm vintage such as this, the wine's pedigree is evident in terms of the careful management of the structure and acidity. My samples were a little closed at first and needed some extra coaxing. Once open, the wine shows the dark fruit and exuberance of this hot vintage in Tuscany." Robert Parker

      "Subtle aromas of cedar, cassis, tobacco and a whiff of camphor slowly take shape in the glass. A blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot, the tightly knit, elegant palate delivers dried black cherry, red currant, blood orange and licorice while fine-grained tannins provide tight support. It closes on a coffee-bean note." Wine Enthusiast

      "Fresh herbs, cedar, black raspberries, orange peel and citrus. Very balanced and focused on the palate, thanks to cutting acidity, but with firm, chewy tannins that envelop a plethora of red fruit." James Suckling

      • Robert Parker:92+ points
      • Vinous:92 points
      • Wine Spectator :92 points
      • James Suckling:94 points
      • Wine Enthusiast:93 points
      • Jancis Robinson:16,5+ points
      • Grape Varieties: 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot
      • Cultivation: conventional
      • Expansion: 15 months barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,50 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,65 g/l
      • Total Acid: 5,95 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 0,13 g/l
      • Sulfite: 65 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,48
      • Closure: natural corks
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2032+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      09422817 · 3 l · 76,33 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Excise Tax & Shipping1 unit available

      229,00 €
    About the winemakers
    Tenuta San Guido
    Tuscany | Bolgheri
    Tenuta San Guido

    The intense ruby Sassicaia is one of the best-known Italian red wines along with Barolo, Brunello di Montalcino and Vino Nobile di Montepulciano. Pressed in the Tenuta San Guido in Castagneto Carducci, the drop, which is clouded by myths, has gained a high degree of recognition beyond national borders. The wine, produced exclusively from Cabernet under the name Castiglioncello, was initially intended for private consumption only. In the early 1970s it was marketed under the name Sassicaia for the first time in the 1968 vintage as a representative of a newly developed dynamic wine concept. It was the revolutionary selection of the Cabernet varieties, originally considered extravagant, the favourable soil and the initially exotic and innovative methods of vinification and maturation that brought this fascinating wine its growing international esteem. Today it is known all over the world that the brilliant producers have created Sassicaia, one of the undoubtedly most important representatives of Italian viticulture.

    Founded by the visionary Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, the winery is now managed by his descendants, the Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta family, according to the philosophy of its predecessors. The vineyards of Tenuta San Guido are not only in the top position of Castiglioncello, but also on the slopes of the Quercione and Aia Nuova hills. The most famous wine of the house thrives in its own subzone called Bolgheri Sassicaia. For a long time, the plant was only classified as Vino da Tavola because French grape varieties were initially not allowed to be used in cultivation zones reserved for DOC wines. It was not until 1994 that Bolgheri DOC finally allowed a Bordeaux-style wine to be produced, and shortly afterwards this wine was even granted its own Sassicaia DOC within Bolgheri.

    Throughout its history, Sassicaia has been imitated by other producers. It turned out, however, that this exceptional wine, which takes its name from the many stones in the vineyard (ital. „Sassi“) cannot be imitated. The Kreszenz, considered a classic among Tuscan wines, is perfect in form and surprises lovers of fine wines every year anew. It is regularly awarded top ratings by renowned wine critics. Among the highly rated creations of this exceptional company are the showpiece and the two IGT wines Guidalberto and Le Difese. SUPERIORE.DE

    "The Sassicaia is perhaps the most famous Italian wine, which has earned fame all over the world beyond national borders. A wine and an enterprise that are rooted in their land, but certainly also a dream, an idea and intuition that have a formative influence on history.“Gambero Rosso

    Facts

    • Year founded: 1940s
    • Owner: Nicoló Incisa della Rocchetta
    • Oenologist: Giacomo Tachis
    • Annual production: approx. 790,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 90 hectares
    • Conventional cultivation