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Bolgheri, Sassicaia 2008, a sip of Italy...

19-02-13 15:23 | Author Béla Vállai
Bolgheri, Sassicaia 2008, a sip of Italy...

Bolgheri is an isolated region bordering the sea on one side and densely forested hills on the other. On a hot, Mediterranean summer day, the cooling, damp breezes from the nearby hills and the sea have an important role to play. At night, these impacts cool down the air further. The resulting fluctuation in temperature is pivotal as it slows down the ripening process leading to more intensive flavours and retained acids.

Cellars, such as the Tenute San Guido, always have vines growing both on the seaside plane and the hillside, which almost always reach maturity. The rocky clay soil produces premium red wines that are ideal for long-term aging...

Sassicaia wine was first produced in 1968 in a quantity of 3 thousand bottles. The immediate success made it the envy of the Bordeaux and California competition.

You cannot help falling captive to its exciting dark ruby colour and elegant fruity freshness. The blend of full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon-Cabernet Franc is filled with the flavours of sun-ripened plums, blackberry, black olives and hints of tobacco.


Taggs: Wine Blog | Bologheri | Sassicaia | Italy
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