1998 Sassicaia

Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc

Italy / Tuscany / Bolgheri / DOC Bolgheri Sassicaia

¥69,700
RP 91
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1998 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

1998 Sassicaia is a vintage of the renowned Italian wine Sassicaia produced by the Tenuta San Guido winery. This wine is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes, grown in the vineyards located in the Bolgheri area, in the Tuscany region of Italy.

Grape blend: 85 % Cabernet Sauvignon 15 % Cabernet Franc

Soil composition: The vineyards are planted on plots of land with different and composite morphological characteristics, as well as with a strong presence of limestone. These areas are also rich in rocks and rather rich in clay and are located at an altitude
between 100 and 300 meters above sea level, facing West - South/West.


Vine training: Cordon spur system

Planting density: Between 3.600 to 5.500 vine stocks/Ha for older vineyards and 6.200 vine stocks/Ha for newer vineyards.

Climate: The climate was particularly favorable in 1998 with extremely limited rainfall from May 15th until the last week of September and high temperatures already in July
(31°C) which lasted through the following month. In contrast to the prior year there
was virtually no rainfall in August (as compared to 30mm in 1997).

Harvest: The grapes were already very ripe at the beginning of September when the harvest started; this lasted for three weeks without interruption.

Wine making: The primary fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats at a temperature of 30° - 31° C. The maceration of the skins lasted 15 days for both the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Franc, with a combination of pumping over and délestage. The malolactic or secondary fermentation also took place in the steel vats.

Ageing: The wine was aged 23 months in French oak, 40% new, and then bottled before the end of October 2000.

1998 Sassicaia
1998 Sassicaia

RP 91

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Rating (91+) The 1998 Bolgheri Sassicaia presents an interesting challenge and counter position. It feels like it is traveling at two speeds. On first nose, you are reminded of its age thanks to oxidized tones of dried spice, cumin, cured meat and bresaola. Despite the wine's clearly evolved state, it also bursts forth with an impressive charge of dark fruit integrity, fullness and freshness. Lingering mineral tones add polished elegance and a sense of delineated grace that is memorable and ultimately very beautiful. Those marine tones appear throughout the texture of this wine like a delicate embroidery. If the wine appears huddled and hunched down on first approach, you find that it suddenly stands tall and glorious after a few quick swirls of the glass. Reviewed by Monica Larner, Issue date: April 2017. Drinking window: 2017 - 2025.

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RP 91

Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Rating (91+) The 1998 Bolgheri Sassicaia presents an interesting challenge and counter position. It feels like it is traveling at two speeds. On first nose, you are reminded of its age thanks to oxidized tones of dried spice, cumin, cured meat and bresaola. Despite the wine's clearly evolved state, it also bursts forth with an impressive charge of dark fruit integrity, fullness and freshness. Lingering mineral tones add polished elegance and a sense of delineated grace that is memorable and ultimately very beautiful. Those marine tones appear throughout the texture of this wine like a delicate embroidery. If the wine appears huddled and hunched down on first approach, you find that it suddenly stands tall and glorious after a few quick swirls of the glass. Reviewed by Monica Larner, Issue date: April 2017. Drinking window: 2017 - 2025.

1998 Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Bolgheri, Tuscany, Italy

1998 Sassicaia is a vintage of the renowned Italian wine Sassicaia produced by the Tenuta San Guido winery. This wine is made from a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc grapes, grown in the vineyards located in the Bolgheri area, in the Tuscany region of Italy.

Grape blend: 85 % Cabernet Sauvignon 15 % Cabernet Franc

Soil composition: The vineyards are planted on plots of land with different and composite morphological characteristics, as well as with a strong presence of limestone. These areas are also rich in rocks and rather rich in clay and are located at an altitude
between 100 and 300 meters above sea level, facing West - South/West.


Vine training: Cordon spur system

Planting density: Between 3.600 to 5.500 vine stocks/Ha for older vineyards and 6.200 vine stocks/Ha for newer vineyards.

Climate: The climate was particularly favorable in 1998 with extremely limited rainfall from May 15th until the last week of September and high temperatures already in July
(31°C) which lasted through the following month. In contrast to the prior year there
was virtually no rainfall in August (as compared to 30mm in 1997).

Harvest: The grapes were already very ripe at the beginning of September when the harvest started; this lasted for three weeks without interruption.

Wine making: The primary fermentation took place in temperature controlled stainless steel vats at a temperature of 30° - 31° C. The maceration of the skins lasted 15 days for both the Cabernet Sauvignon and the Cabernet Franc, with a combination of pumping over and délestage. The malolactic or secondary fermentation also took place in the steel vats.

Ageing: The wine was aged 23 months in French oak, 40% new, and then bottled before the end of October 2000.

1998 Sassicaia
1998 Sassicaia

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