Le Difese 2018, Tenuta San Guido

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One of Sassicaia's little brothers! An immediate and approachable wine that gives super BANG for your buck! A chance to enjoy Sassicaia at an affordable price.
Type:
Vintage:
2018
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
70% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Sangiovese
Genre:
ABV:
14%
Producer:
Region:
Country:
Italy
Sub Region:
Bolgheri
Body:
Elegant, refined and supple
Drinking Window:
Drink now through to 2024
Closure Type:
Cork
£24.99
 

Tenuta San Guido

In the 1940's, a project of passion was born when the truly visionary Marachese Mario Incisa Della Rochetta realised the vast potential of Bordeaux varities in Bolgheri a coastal area of Tuscany previously unknowne for its wine production. The project was honed over 20 years and only shared with close friends and neighbours at the time. However the great quality on display could not be kept a secret forever and eventaully under immense presure from their peers the family released the first commercial vintage of Sassicaia in 1968. Since then, allocated and acclaim have followed on of the most profound Cabernet dominant wines in the world to become the flagship Super Tuscan, and arguably Italy's most important wine.

Tasting Notes

2018 is a firecracker of a release, marked by an open, aromatic nose redolent of red cherries, wild strawberries, thyme and dried flowers. A mineral, lively freshness frames a joyful, supple palate that burst with juicy notes of red summer berries, red apple skin and blood orange. A lovely, charming wine that is as enchanting as it is drinkable.

Food Matches

A perfect partner to meatballs in brandy with buttery mash.