- 94 Falstaff
- 93 Punkte Robert Parkers WINE ADVOVATE: "This is my official review of the 2014 Bolgheri Sassicaia after having been graciously invited to the estate for various barrel samples spanning back several years. I have watched the evolution of this wine with a close eye and am impressed by how its real quality is diametrically opposed to the poor expectations of this difficult vintage. The nose is redolent of bright fruit and blackberry. Spice, tar and leather appear subtly at the back. The wine took on considerable weight each year I came back to taste it and this vintage was bottled earlier than average, precisely to give it more time to unwind and relax in the small confines of the bottle. This is a solid effort for sure and the wine is a stunning example of what it takes to make great wine, even when weather conditions are not in your favor."
- 17 Punkte JANCIS ROBINSON: "Light to mid ruby. Light nose with some bitter cherry and really markedly light on the palate with some acidity notable. Some very fine oak seems to have been used here to smooth the way but the fruit is definitely subdued. Restraint in spades. For fans of luncheon claret? Or old-style Lafite? Definitely not for blockbuster fans. But it does have lots of class and builds towards an elegant finale and long finish. Needs careful reading."
- 92-93 Punkte JAMES SUCKLING: "Extremely aromatic with black currant, strawberry and cherry. Some rosemary. Full body, ultra-fine tannins and a gorgeous finish. Bright acidity. It came from all the hillside vineyards. This shows lovely potential and balance. Delicate and fine. Much better than anticipated considering the cool and wet growing season in Tuscany."
|James Suckling:||93 JS|
|Parker Wine Advocate:||93 RPWA|
|Jancis Robinson:||17,0 JR|
|Rebsorte(n):||Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc|
|Reben:||85% Cabernet Sauvignon; 15% Cabernet Franc|
|% vol Alk:||13,5|
|Notizen des Weinguts:||Soil composition: Soils have different morphological characteristics with a high incidence of limestone areas rich in clay and stones; they are situated between 100 and 400 meters above the sea level facing South / South-West. Vine training: Cordon spur system Planting density: Between 3.600 to 5.500 vine stocks/ha for vineyards 20 years old. Climate: In Bolgheri the 2014 vintage was unlike other wine areas as precipitation was scarce. The slow maturing of the Cabernet grapes helped the phenolic ripening producing distinctive aromas and flavours never achieved in other vintages. The winter season was quite mild with frequent rainfall while the spring started late. The heat in May favored a good budding and the summer was warm until the end of July. In the month of August the temperatures were lower than the seasonal average. The maturation therefore was slowly and gradually accomplished, although delayed. This favored aromatic extraction. The late summer rains did not harm the grapes that were monitored and cared for by the agronomists. As a result of slow maturation and favorable climatic conditions the wines appear to be harmonious with moderate alcohol content, a style that reflects the philosophy of Tenuta San Guido. Harvest: The manual harvest started with the Cabernet Franc grapes in mid-September, followed by Cabernet Sauvignon at the end of September and the Castiglioncello di Bolgheri vines at the end of October. Berries were healthy, good veraison, low sugar and good acidity. Winemaking: A very gentle crushing and destemming of the grapes was followed by fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel vats (at 30°-31°C and only using natural yeasts). The maceration on the skins was a little longer than usual due to the vintage characteristics and lasted 11 to 15 days for both Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon with frequent pumpovers of the musts and délestages. The secondary fermentation (Malolactic fermentation)finished towards the end of November. Ageing: At the beginning of December 2014, the wine started its ageing time in French oak barriques for 24 months before the bottling phase and the following ageing time in bottle.|
|Potenziell allergene Substanzen:||Enthält Sulfite. Kann Spuren von Eiweiß, Gelatine und Milch enthalten.|
|Warnungen:||Der Konsum von alkoholhaltigen Getränken während der Schwangerschaft kann selbst in geringen Mengen schwere Konsequenzen für die Gesundheit des Kindes nach sich ziehen.|
|Hersteller:||Tenuta San Guido, Societa Agricola C.I.T.A.I., Compagnia Italiana Terreni Allevamento e Impianti S.p.A. a socio unico, Loc. Le Capanne n. 27, I-57022 Bolgheri (LI)|