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Tenuta San Guido
Tenuta San Guido is named after the Saint Guido della Gherardesca who lived in the XI century. It is located on the Tyrrhenian coast, between Leghorn and Grosseto, in Maremma an area made famous by Italian Nobel prize winner Giosuè Carducci. In the 1920s the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta dreamt of creating a ‘thoroughbred’ wine and for him, as for all the aristocracy of the time, the ideal was Bordeaux, thus the inception of Sassicaia. A name on the rise, Tenuta San Guido worked wonders with the superlative 2016 and 2015 vintage - the 2016 was awarded 100 points from Monica Larner and the 2015 was 'wine of the year' by Wine Spectator. Sassicaia is clearly one of the world’s great wines with the tell-tale hallmarks of elegance and finesse matched with the power. The second wine of San Guido; the Guidalberto has been on an upward curve ever since its inception in 2000, the Merlot, Cabernet blend offers serious quality, but at a more approachable level and price point than the great Sassicaia. The final wine completing the trio of releases is the Le Difese, a Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon blend made for immediate drinking, featuring on the label and named after the tusks of the wild boars found roaming the extensive woodland and wildlife reserve on the estate.