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2000 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri

$399.99

“Dark berry fruit and exotic spice scents fill the high-toned penetrating nose…smoothtannins frame the very long finish, leaving one with the impression of persistence and balance.”
International Wine Cellar

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Description

The legacy of Sassicaia begins in 1944, when Mario Incisa acquired a number of Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc vine cuttings and planted them on a sloping hillside of the San Guido estate, called Castiglioncello after the 11th-century castle at the vineyard’s upper edge. This tiny, 3.75-acre vineyard stood alone until 1965, when a second Cabernet vineyard was planted with cuttings from the Castiglioncello parcel; the gravelly, 30-acre plot would give the wine its name: Sassicaia, “the place of many stones”. This and a slightly more elevated microclimate of 20 acres, called Aianova, were planted in phases between 1965 and 1985, bringing plantings to the present extent of 90 acres in vines averaging 20 to 25 years of age.

Since the late 1960s, Sassicaia has represented a standard of production that is without compromise. The grapes are hand picked, destemmed, crushed and fermentation is set off by natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks. For the first week, pumping over of the must takes place three times daily; during the second week, this is reduced to once daily until the end of the 14-day fermentation period. The wine is pressed from the skins and undergoes full malolactic fermentation. Aging takes place in 225-litre Allier and Tronçais oak barriques, approximately 30 percent of which are new, for 18 to 22 months depending on vintage.

Sassicaia is a unique interpretation of the Cabernet variety, a wine of great breadth, complexity and longevity. The intense blackberry and cassis aromas, offset by notes of smoke and spice, are confirmed on a palate of lush concentration underscored by firm, ripe tannins carrying into a long, elegant finish.

“Dark berry fruit and exotic spice scents fill the high-toned penetrating nose…smooth tannins frame the very long finish, leaving one with the impression of persistence and balance.”
International Wine Cellar

Bulk Discount

On all orders of six (6) or more bottles of regular priced wine, you will receive a 15% discount.  You will see the price reduction reflected in your cart once you have six or more bottles of regular priced wine.

Note that this discount does not apply to already reduced wine, Craft Cellars Wine Club, or other categories of products.

Shipping & Delivery

**NOTE: Due to our packaging restrictions, shipments are sent out in quantities between 1-6 bottles.  If you wish to purchase more than 6 bottles you must place a second separate order.**

Items offered on our website are available for delivery anywhere in Alberta for a flat rate of $19.99 or you can choose to pick-up your order in store for no charge.

Delivery outside of Calgary will ship via Canada Post to eligible destinations, rates are based on bottle quantity and shipping location.

Date of delivery may vary due to carrier shipping practices, delivery location, the method of delivery, and items ordered.

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