Tenuta San Guido Le Difese 2017
90 points Wine Enthusiast
Made with 70% Cabernet Sauvignon and 30% Sangiovese, this offers aromas of blackberry, charred earth, blue flower and a whiffs of oak-driven spice. The linear, elegant palate offers dried black cherry, black currant and licorice alongside taut polished tannins.
92 points James Suckling
A fruity, delicious red with currant, plum and berry aromas and flavors and a citrusy, floral undertone. Medium body. Long and caressing. The second wine of Sassicaia. Why wait on this one? Drink now.
พันธุ์องุ่นผสม (Grape Blended)
Wine making notes :
A very gentle crushing and de-stemming of the grapes was followed by fermentation in temperature controlled steel vats (between 30° - 31° C, without the addition of yeast). The maceration on the skins lasted 9 to 12 days for Cabernet Sauvignon and about 15 to 18 days for Sangiovese. It was followed by pumpovers of the musts and délestages in order to soften the wine tannins. The secondary fermentation (Malolactic fermentation) also took place in steel vats.