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Marchese Nicolo Incisa Della Rocchetta
Sassicaia
Sassicaia is one of the most sought-
after fine wines in the world. This is
 largely due to the vision, energy and
 drive of the proprietor, Nicolo Incisa della
 Rocchetta, whose father first planted Cabernet
 Sauvignon and Merlot vines, and Nicolo who engaged 
the services of Piero Antinori’s
 winemaker, Giacomo Tachis.
 Sassicaia’s first vintage was released 
to universal acclaim in 1968.
 Sassicaia is now widely accepted as
 one of the world’s greatest Cabernet
 Sauvignon wines and made history 
in 1994, being the first single wine
 to be granted its own Bolgheri DOC label.