Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2016

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94 i t A l Y : tU s CA n Y i t was made out of a love for b ordeaux varieties and the belief by original owner m ario i ncisa della r occhetta that the gravelly soils and maritime climate of coastal b olgheri would lend well to creating a wine he could be proud of. 1968 marked the first commercial release, which sparked the beginning of the s uper t uscan movement. t oday, t enuta s an g uido is run very much in the same way, just on a much larger scale. Yet still, the care, precision and attention to their unique terroir remains. s assicaia is renowned, not just as a pioneer of t uscan wine but also as the pinnacle by which all others are judged. With the 2013 vintage, we are presented with a classic and elegant expression of s assicaia. t he early challenges of the vintage were perfectly offset by the warm days and cool dry nights, which lasted through the fall and into harvest. As is often the case, vines can produce remarkable fruit when placed under stress, and that's exactly what happened in 2013. ✦ Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia 2013 JS 98 / ML 97 » $175 "...an epic rendition of this celebrated wine." (1559268) For T he c ellar and F or T he a ges When the first vineyards were planted at Tenuta San Guido, the goal was to make a wine for hobby, consumption and sharing with friends.

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