Releasing 1st February 2018
Sassicaia was first released to the world in its inaugural 1968 vintage. It has grown to become a leading Italian estate, icon of the fine wine world and a flagship Super Tuscan.
Accolades and acclaim have been bountiful during the past 50 years, with Robert Parker referring to it as “one of the world’s great wines and an extraordinarily elegant expression of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc” and Antonio Galloni noting that it “remains the most classic of the big Tuscan wines, with an emphasis on aromatic freshness and acidity.”
Every vintage, the wine benefits from the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta noting a similarity between the stony ground of his land, as well as the sea breezes coming in off the Tyrrhenian Sea, and the terroir of Graves, before planting began in the 1940s. This foresight ensures that the vineyard produces outstanding fruit every year – with its own micro-climate adding to the annual triumph – and the production of genuinely harmonious wines whose generosity of perfume and balance alongside a spellbinding freshness create ethereal elegance.
The 2015 is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon with 15% Cabernet Franc. It was a vintage that shared several climatic similarities with the famous 1985 (mild winter, heavy rain in the spring and a hot summer, with temperatures above average during June and most of July that resulting in a very healthy vineyard and excellent ripening of the grapes). It is a wine which is already in high demand.
Armit Wines has had the pleasure of exclusively importing Sassicaia, to the UK for over 25 years and we are excited to be releasing the 2015 vintage on 1st February 2018.
“A wealth of ripe fruit on the nose with plum and cherry and some ripe currant. Full body, fruit-driven palate with fine, silky tannins and a beautiful finish. Shows the warmth and generosity of the vintage.”
“Tasted from barrel as an unfinished wine, the 2015 Bolgheri Sassicaia is distinguished by the dark and saturated nature of its appearance. That deep, black-purple color is shared by many of the best wines of this warm vintage. Freezing temperatures in March got the growing season off to a slow start, but the summer heat hit in full by June. Those high temperatures tapered off at the end of August with cooling rains, but rose again at harvest time. The Cabernet harvest started on September 10. In the winery, fermentations were slow to start and required special attention, especially in terms of temperature control. The results are vinous and thick, with bright and immediate blackberry and pungent blueberry primary aromas. Only at the very beginning of its secondary aromatic development, this wine is scheduled to be released in July 2018. Drink 2020-2040.”