“Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta produces world class wines, perpetuating the tradition of innovation and excellence of the Sassicaia.”
The soils in Toscana are formed from Pliocene and Pleistocene marine sediments, and from Quaternary alluvial and lacustrine deposits. The region is quite hilly, progressing inward to the Apennine Mountains. Here, many vineyards are planted on the higher elevations of the hillsides to benefit from a cooler weather. The soils composition lie mostly on clay, with a great level of nutrients and organic matter.
History / Ethos
Tenuta San Guido, a family winery created in the 1940s, is the first and unique estate in Italy to obtain in 2013 its own DOC - Bolgheri Sassicaia. Being outside of the Italian, DOC/DOCG system by growing Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon in a region not yet renowned for its viticulture, the family used to sell their wines under the appellation "Vino da Tavola". This pioneer "Super-Tuscan" became a renowned wine after a blind tasting in 1978 by Decanter magazine. Sassicaia is single-handedly responsible for launching the "Super-Tuscan" movement and remains one of the most sought-after wines in the world.