Sip of the Day

March 19, 2021

Day #78 of the year.

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia

Today is St. Joseph’s day, a.k.a “La Festa di San Giuseppe” (The Feast of St. Joseph). If you are not a Catholic, you may be wondering why you should care about a special day for St. Joseph. May I ask you, then, just exactly why you were wearing a hideous green shirt, drinking green beer, and eating corned beef and cabbage two days ago? Yeah. Growing up half-Italian (obviously, not the half that gave me my last name), March 19 was a celebrated day, during which we feasted on a range of pastries and pastas, with figs and fava beans as familiar fixtures. It was, and still is, a great excuse to gorge on zeppole – scrumptious fried dough balls that swim in powdered sugar. This year, St. Joseph’s day lands on a Friday, which is significant because during Lent, Catholics are not supposed to eat meat on Fridays — except when La Festa di San Giuseppe lands on a Friday! So today, it’s OK to grill up a juicy steak, and I can think of no more fitting a wine to both match that steak and honor St. Joseph than San Guido Sassicaia — the original Super Tuscan. Buon Appetito!

ORIGIN

Tuscany, Italy

Grapes

Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc

Tenuta San Guido Sassicaia Super Tuscan Italian red wine bottle

Tasting Notes

Intense, concentrated and deep ruby-colored, this wine offers elegant, complex aromas of red fruit. In the mouth it is rich and dense, yet harmonious, with sweet, balanced tannins. The wine has a long finish with a depth and structure that ensure its extraordinary longevity.

Created by potrace 1.16, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2019

Food Match

Pair with braised meats and hard cheeses.

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