Quietly, elegantly and almost involuntarily, the Incisa della Rocchetta family set to release the wine that would revolutionise the Italian wine scene creating a totally new genre: the Super-Tuscan. Tenuta San Guido is now a legendary estate and was first planted in the 1940s by the Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta, who noted the similarity between Bolgheri’s terroir and that of the Graves. When, in 1968, Sassicaia was finally commercially released, it took the fine wine world by storm. Cementing its iconic status, in 1994 it was granted its own appellation – Bolgheri Sassicaia DOC.The entry level wine from San Guido is far from entry. A super-Tuscan blend (Cabernet and Sangiovese), aged in French Oak for 12 months and in bottle for 3 months before release. Aromas of redcurrant, blackberry and plum are met with aromas of thyme and vanilla. The palate is both sumptuous and refreshing with lively acidity. Great to drink with a lasagne.