Tenuta San Guido: Sassicaia
 Dinner at Spruce


Mmmm, Sassicaia. Here’s more from ~SPRUCE~ on this sure-to-be-super (Tuscan) dinner: “Sassicaia translates to ‘a place of many stones.’ The rocky vineyard is located at 80 meters altitude and is the label responsible for creating the Super-Tuscan movement. For the first time in Italy’s history a DOC was created solely for one estate. Bolgheri was formed in 1994 to recognize the planting of Bordeaux varietals in Tuscany.

“The Incisa della Rocchetta family is responsible for running the estate. Their history dates back to the Medieval and Renaissance eras, yet the wines are a much more recent phenomenon. The first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted in 1840, but the wines were not released into the market until one hundred years later when the Antinori family and the Incisa della Rocchettas, who are cousins, became business partners. Today, the family business stretches East into Umbria and South to Sardinia. This dinner will showcase the entire portfolio including past vintages of Sassicaia.”

The menu:

Nantucket Bay Scallops and Dungeness Crab / Citrus Fumé

Sauvignon Blanc/Chardonnay, Salviano di Salviano, Umbria 2007

Savory Roasted Duck Breast / Caramelized Winter Vegetables / Cassis Gastrique

Agricola Punica, Barrua, Sardinia 2006

Oxtail Agnolotto, Seared Spiced Foie Gras, Black Truffle

Tenuta San Guido, Guidalberto, Bolgheri Tuscany 2007

Tenuta San Guido, Sassicaia, Bolgheri Tuscany 2005

Farmstead Cheese

Tenuta San Guido, Guidalberto, Bolgheri Tuscany 2006

Event Info

Wednesday Feb 10, 2010
$160, exclusive of tax and gratuity