A tasting of 10 Tenuta San Guido wines was held at Roberson Wine Merchant in London last week. Seven of the wines were Sassicaia, including the 1967 vintage, the last of the family produced wines, made before the estate became a commercial enterprise. The tasting was hosted by Sassicaia's winemaker - and grandson of the winery's founder - Sebastiano Rosa. The three other wines in the tasting were vintages of San Guido's second label, Guidalberto, launched in 1999, and third label Le Difese, which was introduced in 2002 as an easy, approachable, entry-level opton. The labels' introduction was as a result of enlarging the vineyard which, Rosa explained, has allowed the winery to improve the inherent quality of their iconic wine. 'Before, everything was for Sassicaia, but now we can be even more choosy,' he said. Tasting notes by Tina Gellie.


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