Sassicaia

Sassicaia - 2021

Item # 14608 750mL

Sassicaia was the first Super Tuscan to hit the market decades ago. Today, it lives up to its excellent reputation.

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  • Limited Production: Only 1 bottle(s) per customer
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Glossary

Cabernet Franc

Relegated to moderate obscurity in modern times, Cabernet Franc is in fact the proud parent of the attention-hogging Cabernet Sauvignon (after an illicit affair with Sauvignon Blanc a hundred-odd years ago). Cabernet Franc has remained close to its roots in France, enjoying small pockets of popularity primarily in the Loire Valley (specifically in Chinon), where it is often bottled as a varietal wine, and in Bordeaux where it is still used in moderate percentages in the typical blends. In fact,...

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Super Tuscan

Originally, this term was used to classify high quality Tuscan wines that fell outside the parameters set forth by the DOC. Now, however, the term can apply to virtually any wine from Tuscany which chooses, for one reason or another, not to fall into one of the DOC classifications (such as Chianti). Super Tuscans can be 100% Sangiovese, or they can be blends of any number of indigenous or international varieties. These wines are meant to be cellared, as they are often heavily influenced in...

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Cabernet Sauvignon

The result of an illicit affair a hundred-odd years ago between Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon today enjoys more worldwide popularity than both of its parents combined. It is the principal grape of Bordeaux, and as such has rightly earned its place among the greatest and most long-lived wines of the Old World; of course, it is also the most heralded grape of California, positioning it at the forefront of the New World wine scene as well. Today, Cabernet Sauvignon has a...

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Tuscany

When you think of Tuscan wine, think of Sangiovese, the grape that is common to most great Tuscan reds (Vernaccia is the only white wine made here). Brunello di Montalcino, one of the most complex expressions of Sangiovese, has the best aging potential. Vino Nobile di Montepulciano shows the softer side of the grape, containing up to 20% of other varieties. Young Chianti often smells of fresh fruit and herbs, while Chianti Classico Riserva can be dark and brooding. The term “Super Tuscans”...

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