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TUSCAN GREATNESS: SASSICAIA AND ORNELLAIA
OCTOBER 6, 2014

 

Join us on Monday, October 6th for the next installment of our Vintage Tasting Series, “Tuscan Greatness.”

 

Babbo is thrilled to present you with the opportunity to indulge in an evening of heady, powerful wine from Tenuta San Guido and Tenuta dell’Ornellaia.

 

The “Sassicaia” of Tenuta San Guido and “Ornellaia” of Tenuta dell’Ornellaia are the originators and sovereigns of the legendary Super Tuscan category of wines. This Vintage Tasting dinner offers a rare chance to imbibe seven wines of various vintages from the historic estates, each paired with a delicious course of Tuscan-inspired fare.

 

Our sommelier team will host your experience with in-depth information about the wines and their evolution.

 

The Super Tuscan story is fascinating. In the early 1940s a Tuscan Marchese, with a penchant for Bordeaux from the Medoc, obtained cuttings of cabernet sauvignon and planted them in the stoney fields of his Bolgheri estate, close to the Tyrrhenian Sea. He intended to make a good wine to drink with dinner at the family table, employing the time-tested methods of viticulture.

 

Long story short, 30 years later, at the insistent urging of a small circle of intimate friends who knew and loved the wine, Marchese Mario Incisa della Rochetta commercially released the 1968 vintage of “Sassicaia” (meaning “the stoney place”) to critical acclaim.

 

Sassicaia’s global stature was cemented in 1978 when, in a Decanter magazine tasting of  “Great Clarets”, the 1975 vintage placed first in a field of 33 wines that included Bordeaux first growths.

 

Today Sassicaia and Ornellaia—it’s noble blood-brother made by Marchese Lodovico Antinori, the nephew of Mario Incisa—are benchmarks on the global wine market, angled for at the international auctions by collectors the world over!

 

Don’t miss this chance to partake in seven stellar wines of historic note and haunting elegance.

 

Reservations are available from 5:30 to 11:15PM. To reserve, please email vintagebabbo@babbonyc.com

$700 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity

 

UPCOMING VINTAGE DINNER

Monday, November 10, 2014

THE TRADITION CONTINUES: White Truffle Dinner and the Masters of Barolo and Barbaresco

The Jewels of Piemonte: Giacomo Conterno, Bartolo Mascarello, Guiseppe Mascarello, Cavallotto, Bruno Giacosa and Angelo Gaja.  $1000 per person exclusive of tax and gratuity.

 

Additional details will be released shortly.  Reservations for future Vintage dinners are available from 5:30 to 11:15PM and may be booked immediately. To reserve, please email vintagebabbo@babbonyc.com

 

WHAT IS VINTAGE BABBO?

On select Monday evenings, we invite Italian wine lovers to join us for a special tasting menu paired with the best vintage wines from the depths of our cellar. Unlike many restaurant wine dinners, these are not distributor-sponsored events featuring “current-release” wines. The allure of Vintage Babbo is that it’s a personal expression of the restaurant; an opportunity for us to dig deep into our cellar (as much as it may sometimes hurt to see these wines leave); and an excuse to share the best of the best with our customers.