A lover of thoroughbred racehorses and expensive
wines, Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta was no
stranger to the finer things in life.
Having grown up with Piemontese vine-growing
origins, and as a lover of the wines of Bordeaux,
it didn’t pass Mario by that the gravelly soils near
the Mediterranean coast bore more than a little
resemblance to the land of Bordeaux. So he started
experimenting with planting the same varieties
as made his favourite tipple, creating a wine from
Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc that,
while just for family consumption, quickly gained a
reputation for aging with the best.
It was only when his son, Nicolo, convinced him
to release a few bottles in 1970 that the legend of
Sassicaia was born. Nicolo had convinced Dr Giacomo
Tachis, and legendary consultant winemaker, to come
on board, and the team has created an icon of Italy,
an estate that is alone in Italy in having its own,
Now one of the world’s most highly scored and
coveted wines, it’s famed for its perfect balance of
power and elegance.