When Marchese Mario Incisa della Rochetta planted some Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vine trimmings that he’d acquired from his friends at Château Lafite-Rothschild in Bordeaux during WWII it was the beginning of something truly momentous in Italian wine.
This was the humble beginnings of what became their leading wine — named “Sassicaia” or “rocky place” in Italian — becoming one of Italy’s most iconic wines, now known as the first Super Tuscan. Going on to win a Decanter Magazine tasting of Bordeaux-style wines in 1978. At the time, Italian wines were seen as rustic and basic by much of the wine world. Not any more!
This tour takes you to the home of the Super Tuscan where you will visit two wineries and enjoy a heavenly vineyard lunch in the enchanting rolling hills of Bolgheri.
Full day tour of two wineries located in Bolgheri, lunch and transfer.
Wineries could include Ornellaia, Tenuta San Guido, Le Macchiole. Organised on request.
|Cost:||€420 per person|