Moncharm | Sassicaia 2007
An amazing effort from Tenuta San Guido, the 2007 Sassicaia explodes on the palate with rich and opulent fruity flavours. The exquisite bouquet has warm and exotic aromas of black cherries, spices, plums, minerals and fresh herbs. Moncharm would describe this label as a complex personalitywith a distinct boldness, which makes it a wonderful experience. The balanced sweetness of this label is maintained in the long finish which is ordinated with heavy glycerol mouth feel and frequent fruity nuances. With the texture and longevity, the 2007 is already approachable. Although, a few years of cellaring will be worthwhile.
The Name 'Sassicaia'means 'a Place full of stones,' nothing can define the gravel rich terror of the Tenuta San Guido estate in a word. This terroir is ideal for the growth of Bordeaux variety of grapes. The vineyards were recently expanded to 75 hectares in 1960. With the expansion, came some state of the art machineries like special steel vats with temperature control and the latest French oak barriques.
Tuscany is the most revered wine regions in Italy. It is home to the following shining stars in the world of vintage, the cities of Florence and Siena, Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino Districts and the great Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Tignanello wineries. Tuscany is also distinct due to the indigenous grape variety Sangiovese, which is very apparent in the vintages of this region.