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Castello dei Rampolla

Everyone knows that Tenuta San Guido began cultivating Cabernet Sauvignon vines in the late 1940s, and it debuted Sassicaia, the original Super Tuscan, in 1968. But before Sassicaia became Sassicaia, the estate made its Bordeaux-style wine, and this as-yet unnamed progenitor served as the inspiration for Castello dei Rampolla owner Alceo di Napoli to plant his own Cabernet Sauvignon and craft his own Bordeaux-style wine, Sammarco, which debuted in 1980. Like Sassicaia, Sammarco shows the deft hand of the great consulting enologist Giacomo Tachis, the force behind Tignanello, Solaia, Camartina, and other Super Tuscans. Alceo passed the estate on to his children, Luca and Maurizia, who took the estate biodynamic in the '90s. Today, this centuries old, family-run estate crafts some of the most highly regarded wines of Toscana--its recent releases have garnered wild praise from critics and cognoscenti alike.

Chianti Classico
Vigna d'Alceo
Region: Toscana

Chianti Classico
Toscana IGT