TENUTA SAN GUIDO

TENUTA SAN GUIDO

TUSCANY
Owner:
Marchesi Incisa della Rochetta
Website
The One That Started It All...you’ve heard it before! Tenuta San Guido produces Sassicaia, the most collectible of Italian wines. This now historic wine is single-handedly responsible for launching the Super Tuscan movement and remains one of the most sought-after wines in the world.
TENUTA SAN GUIDO

It was the drive and foresight of Mario Incisa della Rochetta, along with guidance from Giacomo Tachis (Piero Antinori's winemaker) that made oenological history and created the Super Tuscan movement. Mario believed in the potential for Tuscany's wines, planting a small vineyard of Cabernet Sauvignon in the Bolgheri hills in 1944.
Marchese Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta continues the 36-year tradition at the Tenuta San Guido estate, considered by many to be the birthplace of Tuscan Cabernet. He is NOT influenced by international demand to create a super-extracted, monster red wine; instead, he continues to produce the most elegant Super Tuscan there is.

Back in the Sixties, no one even considered making a wine crafted along Bordeaux lines on Italian soil, much less in an unknown wine-growing region. The theory at the time was that vines exposed to Bolgheri’s sea winds and salty air would produce poor results. More importantly, the DOC and DOCG viticultural regulations limited creativity, expression, and the qualitative potential of terroir.