Tenuta San Guido needs no introduction. Sassicaia 2015 was named best wine in the world by Wine Spectator magazine. Award that is nothing more than a confirmation for the many enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world who every year await the release of the new vintage of what is now a myth of Italian wine production.
The creators of Sassicaia are Mario Incisa della Rocchetta and his son Nicolò together with the oenologist Giacomo Tachis, who glimpsed an unimaginable enological future in the 70s in the microclimate of Bolgheri.
Tenuta San Guido consists of 4,500 hectares, of which 180 cultivated hectares divided into 8 different plots. The pruning method is the spurred cordon and the yields are kept very low.
The two main vineyards are Castiglioncello and Sassicaia, which were planted between 1965 and 1985 in successive stages together with the parcel in Aia Nuova. A more recent vineyard, called Quercione, was planted from cuttings from the Sassicaia vineyard in 1989 and 1990 and is located on a stony ridge above the winery.