First year of production: 1940
Property: Marquises Incisa della Rocchetta
Winemaker: Nicolò Incisa della Rocchetta, Carlo Paoli, Graziana Grassini
Agronomist: Nicola Politi
Bottles produced: 980.000
from the Aurelia state road, turn onto Via Bolgherese.
Sassicaia, like all the greatest wines in history, fascinates not only for its excellent organoleptic qualities, but above all for what it represents. With its genesis, the noble red was a leading actor in the theater of the evolution of Italian wine and for many producers it was an invitation to arm themselves with a more modern enology. Before Sassicaia, Bolgheri was considered a minor wine production area, with the scrub having been a marshy area in pre-Leopoldina times. The Marquis Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, a man of great culture with the gene of rebellion within him, never gave up and continued for years to experiment in the cellar to create a red in the French way. After meeting Giacomo Tachis, enologist enfant prodige who had passed through the elegant Bordeaux school of Emile Peynaud, we went to action, and in 1971 with the assembly of three different vintages (1966, 1967, 1968 plus a trifle from 1965 ), the first real bottle of Sassicaia was born. The Bordeaux blend had thus triumphed in Italy and with it the barrique: the old writings could be torn to start from a zero point, reinventing the concept of elegance as had happened in fashion and contemporary art. Many wonder what the secret of Sassicaia was, we believe that it was never a clumsy, muscular or forced wine, but simply the son of the genius of the new heroes of modern Italian wine.