An attempt at a definition

Often worlds better than the local specialities, but once exclusively produced outside the official wine law: the Super Tuscans.

Up until the 1990s, these premium wines were marketed as ordinary table wine. That is until the new designation of origin «Toscana igt» was created especially for it – and Bolgheri even received its own «doc» (which, by the way, recently celebrated its 25th birthday).

Doc, igt … come again?

There are different quality classifications for wines in Italy. Basically, if it says «docg» on the outside, it’s got the highest quality inside. Although the top two levels also stipulate which grape varieties the winemaker can use, and how the wine must be vinified, some absolute premium wines can also be found in the igt classification.

  • docg Denominazione di origine controllata e garantita
  • doc Denominazione di origine controllata
  • igt Indicazione geografica tipica

Bordeaux as a role model

Anyone who takes notice of grape composition will realise: that’s a Bordeaux in the bottle. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet franc, Petit Verdot – the traditional grapes of the French nation are also considered international varieties, as they can be found all over the world these days. Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta isn’t the only one to be inspired by France when it comes to wine …


Who invented it?

Bordeaux-crazy Marchese Mario Incisa della Rocchetta (r.) was already experimenting with Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet franc at his Tenuta San Guido estate in the 1940s. Believe it or not, he waited 30 years before allowing his son Nicolò (l.) to finally introduce «his house wine» Sassicaia to the market in its 1968 vintage. His cousin Marchese Piero Antinori, however, was the first to dare to blend Sangiovese with Cabernet and age it in a barrique. He went on to launch the 1971 vintage of his legendary Tignanello.



A little geography lesson

istorically, there are two main Super Tuscan hotspots: Bolgheri, with wines like Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Masseto; and the Chianti region, with wines like Tignanello and Solaia.



Our range of Super Tuscans
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    Italy, Tuscany
    2021
    53 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 25 % Merlot, 15 % Cabernet franc, 7 % Petit Verdot

    75 cl
    Ornellaia – Bolgheri doc superiore, Ornellaia
    CHF210.00 netto n
  2. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    2021
    85 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 % Cabernet franc

    75 cl
    Sassicaia – Bolgheri Sassicaia doc, Tenuta San Guido
    CHF275.00 netto n
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    Italy, Tuscany
    2019
    Cabernet franc, Petit Verdot

    75 cl
    Lodovico – Toscana igt, Tenuta di Biserno
    CHF395.00 netto n
  4. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    2019
    93 - 95 % Merlot, 5 - 7 % Cabernet franc

    75 cl
    Masseto – Toscana igt, Masseto
    CHF775.00 netto n
  5. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    2019
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Sangiovese

    75 cl
    Solaia – Toscana igt, Tenuta Tignanello
    CHF325.00 netto n
  6. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    2017
    Cabernet franc, Petit Verdot

    75 cl
    Lodovico – Toscana igt, Tenuta di Biserno
    CHF395.00 netto n
  7. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    2021
    80 % Sangiovese, 15 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 5 % Cabernet franc

    75 cl
    Tignanello – Toscana igt, Tenuta Tignanello
    CHF139.00 netto n
  8. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    2021
    32 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 32 % Cabernet franc, 30 % Merlot, 6 % Petit Verdot

    75 cl
    Biserno – Toscana igt, Tenuta di Biserno
    CHF148.00 netto n
  9. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    2021
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Merlot

    75 cl
    Guado al Tasso – Bolgheri doc superiore, Tenuta Guado al Tasso
    CHF132.00 netto n
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    Italy, Tuscany
    2021
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Carmenère

    75 cl
    Poggio alle Nane – Maremma Toscana doc, Le Mortelle
    Special Price CHF58.00 Regular Price CHF66.00

    12%

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    Italy, Tuscany
    2019
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Carmenère

    75 cl
    Ampio delle Mortelle – Toscana igt, Le Mortelle
    CHF230.00 netto n
  12. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    2020
    Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet franc, Sangiovese

    75 cl
    Solaia – Toscana igt, Tenuta Tignanello
    CHF345.00 netto n
  13. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    2020
    Cabernet franc, Merlot

    75 cl
    Masseto – Toscana igt, Masseto
    CHF775.00 netto n
  14. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    2019
    100 % Cabernet franc

    75 cl
    Matarocchio – Bolgheri doc superiore, Tenuta Guado al Tasso
    CHF475.00 netto n
  15. - +
    Italy, Tuscany
    2020
    85 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 % Cabernet franc

    75 cl
    Sassicaia – Bolgheri Sassicaia doc, Tenuta San Guido
    CHF230.00 netto n
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