Sassicaia, Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 75cl

Sassicaia, Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 75cl

Nimi: Sassicaia, Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC 75cl

Riik/regioon: Itaalia, Toscana

Tootja: Tenuta San Guido

Aastakäik: 2015

Mari: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc

Alkoholisisaldus: 14% vol.

Tootekood: 1361

Hinnaklass: €€€

Sassicaia on markii Mario Incisa della Rocchetta ja veinikonsultant Giacomo Tachis'ise loodud maailmakuulus vein, mis oli esimene ja kindlasti kõige mõjukaim kaasaegne tammevaadis laagerdatud punavein Itaalia veinivalmistamise ajaloos. Pikki aastaid valmistati Sassicaiat vaid oma pere tarbeks, esimene ametlik aastakäik, mida maailmale esitleti oli 1968. aastakäik ja seda valmistati kokku 3000 pudelit. Veini maailmadebüüt oli äärmiselt edukas, paljudel erinevatel degusteerimistel oli Sassicaia esimeste seas ja seda peeti tihti tippklaasi Bordeaux veiniks. 1983. aastal suri Mario Incisa della Rocchette ja veinimaja juhtimise võttis üle tema poeg markii Nicolo Incisa della Rocchetta. Nagu paljusid tänapäeva kuulsaid "super-toscana” veine, tähistati ka Sassicaiat alguses lihtsalt "vino da tavola”, mis hiljem tõsteti IGT kategooriasse. Tänu veini ülemaailmsele kuulsusele ja kõrgele kvaliteedile, omistati Tenuta San Guido mõisale 1994. aastal seninägematu piirkondlik staatus, veinimõisale ja veinile anti täiesti oma Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC kvalifikatsioon. Anda ühele veinile oma piirkondlik kvaliteedistaatus, see on tänaseni väga haruldane nähtus kogu maailmas.

Tenuta San Guido veiniaiad asuvad Toscana veinipiikonna Bolgheri alamtsoonis. Veiniaiad hõlmavad kokku 75 hektarit, valdus on jagatud mitmeks erinevaks osaks, Castiglioncello, Doccino ja Quercione aiad asuvad 200 – 300 meetri kõrgusel merepinnast, San Martino ja Mandrioli aiad asuvad mäenõlvakutel pisut madalamal kõrgusel ja Sassicaia ja Aianova sektorid asuvad 80 meetri kõrgusel merepinnast. .

Sassicaia on valmistatud 85% Cabernet Sauvignon ja 15% Cabernet Franc viinamarjadest. Veinipuude keskmine vanus on umbes 50 aastat. Marjaleotus ja käärimine (lisamata pärmi) leiavad aset roostevaba terasest 35 – 110 hektoliitri suurustes mahutites ja protsess kestab 9-12 päeva. Ka malolaktiline kääritamine toimub terasmahutites. Vein laagerdub 225 liitri suurustes Prantsuse tammevaatides 24 kuud, nendest kolmandik on igal aastal uued vaadid, pudelis küpseb vein veel vähemalt 12 kuud.

Vein on kontsentreeritud aroomiga, maitselt elegantne ja ideaalselt balanseeritud struktuuriga ja väga rikkalik. Maitses meenuvad marjasordile omane mustsõstra karakter koos tammevanilje nüansiga ning tanniinid on väge siidised. Järelmaitses tuleb esile münt, seedripuu ja sigarikarp. Väga pika vananemispotentsiaaliga vein, mis võib veinikeldris küpseda 30 – 40 aastat. Serveerida 17-18 kraadi juures Riedeli Bordeaux klaasist.

2015. aastakäiku hinnatakse Sassicaia ajaloo üheks parimaks, nii veinimõis ise kui ka paljud veinikriitikud võrdlevad seda legendaarse 1985. aastakäiguga. 

"Having followed this wine's evolution in barrel for the past few years, it is an honor to evaluate the final product. This Sassicaia has blossomed since my previous encounters with it as a young, awkward adolescent. The long-awaited 2015 Bolgheri Sassicaia represents a tremendous effort that comes together with seamless precision and focus. This is a confident and proud red wine from Tuscany. Starting with the primary material at hand, you sense the quality of fruit thanks to the wine's beautifully dark appearance and the rich texture it offers to the palate. The acidity is integrated, but more freshness still would have been welcomed in my view (and would also contribute to its longevity). The bouquet is amplified both in terms of volume and length. Its playlist includes dark berry fruit, spice, leather, licorice and roasted coffee bean. Yet, the mouthfeel is extremely graceful and silky. The wine's undisputed pedigree is showcased on the palate. It should also be noted that this edition of Sassicaia feels more ready and open to me. It will age and evolve beautifully, but the 2015 Sassicaia can also be enjoyed in the medium-term. This wine is all about the here and now." Wine Advocate 97 points.

"Love the aromas to this young red with blackcurrants, sage, cinnamon and five-spice character. Changes all the time. Full-bodied, dense and powerful with a ripe and rich tannin backbone that gives form and beauty to the ripe and beautiful fruit. Tight and very long. Approachable now but will reward more in five to six years. A classic Sassicaia." James Suckling 98 points 

"This is certainly an exceptional Sassicaia, with a sumptuous nose of ripe, creamy black and red fruit with cedar and spice notes. The colour is by no means dark (as is often the case with Sassicaia), and the impression on the palate is one of controlled power underpinned by gorgeous sweetness and flowing elegance. This is a very confident wine with real authority and presence, beginning with a magnificent attack of rich cassis and ripe griotte cherry followed by cigar box and leather notes, and a long finish of savoury bay leaf and minerals. It's deceptively structured, the tannins wonderfully ripe, creamy and finely textured, while the juicy acidity also suggests that this wine has a very long life ahead of it. This 2015 exhibits everything that you'd want from Sassicaia - and more - because of its winning combination of winemaking savoir-faire, world-class terroir, old vine fruit, and an outstanding vintage. It is unarguably stunning." Decanter 98 points

"The 2015 Sassicaia is utterly fascinating, and may be the finest vintage I have tasted in the past decade. It begins to open with simply striking aromatics of ripe red and dark fruits, which come together with spices, tobacco, floral and graphite all taking shape. On the palate this shows remarkable overall purity, focus and balance with a gorgeous velvety texture and beautifully polished tannins making it extreamly captivating, even at this youthful age. It displays remarkable precision and concentration, with fantastic underlying acidity providing wonderful lift, as well as a lovely sense of freshness leading up to the long, polished finish. This is already absolutely stunning, and it also possesses the characeristics, as well as the track record to age gracefully for years to come. This has the potential to become one of the all-time great vintages for this iconic wine." International Wine Report 98 points

"Rich and concentrated, this red features black currant, blackberry, violet, mineral and spice flavors. Dense yet lively, structured yet impeccably balanced, with vibrant acidity driving the long, fruit-filled aftertaste. The oak is beautifully integrated. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2023 through 2042." Wine Spectator 97 points

"The 2015 Sassicaia is powerful and dense in the glass, with a level of concentration that is unusual. In most vintages, Sassicaia is a wine of restraint. Although the 2015 is by no means overdone, it exudes richness and textural resonance in all of its dimensions. A rush of black cherry, mocha, grilled herbs, menthol, licorice and underbrush builds as this powerful, creamy wine shows off its muscle....There is plenty to like in these current releases from Tenuta San Guido, including a stellar edition of the flagship Sassicaia. The 2015 is rich and sumptuous in feel, while retaining the superclassic, mid-weight sense of structure that is such a signature of this vintage in Bolgheri." Antonio Galloni 95 points