Super Tuscan

Super Tuscan Wine Producers:

Antinori
Masseto
Tenuta dell’Ornellaia
Tenuta San Guido
Tua Rita

Tuscany Italy

'Super Tuscan' Wine Summary

The term ‘Super-Tuscan’ refers to a number of Italian winemaking estates in the traditional Chianti region of Tuscany which in the 1960s and 1970s began to rebel against the dogmatic regulations of Italian wine-making authorities, producing a number of innovative and highly prized wines which have gone on to become some of the most expensive and valuable investment wines in the country.

Traditionally, Italian regulatory authorities compelled producers to include a proportion of white grapes in the Sangiovese blends typical of the Chianti region and to use only native varieties.

The seeds of change were planted by the venerable Antinori family, who, having made wines in the region for more than seven centuries, begun to experiment with French grapes varieties from the 1920s. Cabernet Sauvignon was the first widely experimented with but Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot soon followed. Other innovative techniques borrowed from France included replacing crude wooden fermenting tubs with stainless steel vats, and ageing in small barriques. These firsts were all achieved by the Antinori family firm- also the first to abandon white grapes in their red wine blends.

However, the first commercially produced ‘Super-Tuscan’ was Sassicaia from Tenuta San Guido, launched in 1966. Others soon followed but the wines met resistance, and by Italian law were often forced to label themselves ‘vino de tavola’- mere table wines. But this classification could not hamper the momentum that had already begun. The distribution arm of the Antinori firm took their own Tignanello and Tenuta San Guido’s Sassicaia around Europe and to America and found success very quickly. A string of prestigious awards and recognition from wine critics and writers propelled the Super-Tuscans into the spotlight, with Robert Parker himself sealing their fate when he awarded Sassicaia 1985 his ‘perfect’ 100-point score- leading prices to climb quickly.

The Italian authorities swallowed their pride in 1994 and changed the law to recognize Super-Tuscans and their ‘subversive’ Bordeaux blends. To this day however, many of the top Super-Tuscans retain their VdT status as a badge of honour.

Many Italian producers have since adopted Bordeaux varieties and techniques in a quest to attain ‘Super-Tuscan’ status, though the most powerful and reliable investment wines remain Sassicaia, Ornellaia, Masseto, Tignanello and Solaia. All of these wines are derived from Bordeaux grape varieties, either blended with native Sangiovese or eschewing it completely - as with Masseto, a highly prized single-vineyard Merlot cuvee.

Recently physical vintages of these five wines (along with five other leading Italian producers) make up the Liv-ex Italy 50. This index has performed consistently well and with less volatility than the Liv-ex 50, which measures the strenghth of Bordeaux First-Growths.

'Super-Tuscans' are a key part of our investment strategy and we encourage clients to consider incorparing these wines into a diversified portfolio.

Super Tuscan Price Analysis

High
Highest £29,000.00 Sassicaia, 1985
Average
Average vintage price £2,697.73
Low
Lowest £700.00 Tignanello, 2013

Super Tuscan Pricing

Wine Vintage Producer Market price Unit size
Masseto 2015 Masseto £5,840.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2014 Masseto £4,720.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2014 Masseto £1,180.00 3x75cl
Masseto 2013 Masseto £5,200.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2013 Masseto £1,350.00 3x75cl
Masseto 2012 Masseto £4,880.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2012 Masseto £1,300.00 3x75cl
Masseto 2012 Masseto £390.00 1x75cl
Masseto 2011 Masseto £5,000.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2011 Masseto £1,290.00 3x75cl
Masseto 2010 Masseto £5,840.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2010 Masseto £1,565.00 3x75cl
Masseto 2009 Masseto £4,800.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2009 Masseto £1,250.00 3x75cl
Masseto 2008 Masseto £5,200.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2007 Masseto £5,800.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2006 Masseto £7,260.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2006 Masseto £1,906.00 3x75cl
Masseto 2005 Masseto £6,700.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2004 Masseto £7,800.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2003 Masseto £5,520.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2002 Masseto £5,000.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2001 Masseto £10,426.00 12x75cl
Masseto 2000 Masseto £7,460.00 12x75cl
Masseto 1999 Masseto £7,800.00 12x75cl
Masseto 1998 Masseto £6,300.00 12x75cl
Masseto 1997 Masseto £7,200.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2015 Tua Rita £1,621.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2015 Tua Rita £890.00 6x75cl
Redigaffi 2014 Tua Rita £1,320.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2013 Tua Rita £1,308.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2013 Tua Rita £340.00 3x75cl
Redigaffi 2012 Tua Rita £1,300.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2012 Tua Rita £675.00 6x75cl
Redigaffi 2011 Tua Rita £1,380.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2010 Tua Rita £2,074.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2009 Tua Rita £1,400.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2008 Tua Rita £1,572.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2007 Tua Rita £1,550.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2006 Tua Rita £2,124.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2005 Tua Rita £1,788.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2004 Tua Rita £2,028.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2003 Tua Rita £1,812.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2002 Tua Rita £2,852.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2001 Tua Rita £2,821.00 12x75cl
Redigaffi 2000 Tua Rita £4,740.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2015 Tenuta San Guido £1,620.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2014 Tenuta San Guido £1,190.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2013 Tenuta San Guido £1,300.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2012 Tenuta San Guido £1,240.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2011 Tenuta San Guido £1,300.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2011 Tenuta San Guido £635.00 6x75cl
Sassicaia 2010 Tenuta San Guido £1,460.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2010 Tenuta San Guido £767.00 6x75cl
Sassicaia 2009 Tenuta San Guido £1,600.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2008 Tenuta San Guido £1,700.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2008 Tenuta San Guido £1,715.00 6x150cl
Sassicaia 2007 Tenuta San Guido £1,800.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2006 Tenuta San Guido £2,017.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2005 Tenuta San Guido £1,750.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2004 Tenuta San Guido £1,808.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2003 Tenuta San Guido £1,680.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2002 Tenuta San Guido £1,750.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2001 Tenuta San Guido £2,600.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 2000 Tenuta San Guido £1,982.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 1999 Tenuta San Guido £2,191.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 1998 Tenuta San Guido £2,000.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 1997 Tenuta San Guido £3,096.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 1990 Tenuta San Guido £4,700.00 12x75cl
Sassicaia 1985 Tenuta San Guido £29,000.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2015 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,522.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2015 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £820.00 6x75cl
Ornellaia 2014 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,120.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2013 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,250.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2012 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,140.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2012 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £570.00 6x75cl
Ornellaia 2011 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,190.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2011 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £610.00 6x75cl
Ornellaia 2010 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,680.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2010 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £882.00 6x75cl
Ornellaia 2009 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,450.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2008 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,570.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2007 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,594.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2006 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,600.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2005 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,590.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2004 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,760.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2003 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,390.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2002 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,580.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2001 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,950.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 2000 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,880.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 1999 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,850.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 1998 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £1,896.00 12x75cl
Ornellaia 1997 Tenuta dell’Ornellaia £2,100.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2015 Antinori £815.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2014 Antinori £720.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2013 Antinori £700.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2013 Antinori £350.00 6x75cl
Tignanello 2012 Antinori £700.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2012 Antinori £370.00 6x75cl
Tignanello 2011 Antinori £788.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2011 Antinori £375.00 6x75cl
Tignanello 2010 Antinori £870.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2010 Antinori £470.00 6x75cl
Tignanello 2009 Antinori £880.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2008 Antinori £940.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2007 Antinori £990.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2007 Antinori £495.00 6x75cl
Tignanello 2006 Antinori £990.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2005 Antinori £864.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2004 Antinori £1,300.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2003 Antinori £1,144.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2002 Antinori POA 12x75cl
Tignanello 2001 Antinori £1,056.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 2000 Antinori £1,273.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 1999 Antinori £1,000.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 1998 Antinori £864.00 12x75cl
Tignanello 1997 Antinori £1,212.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2015 Antinori £2,650.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2014 Antinori £1,600.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2013 Antinori £1,670.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2012 Antinori £1,470.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2011 Antinori £1,320.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2010 Antinori £1,680.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2009 Antinori £1,600.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2009 Antinori £800.00 6x75cl
Solaia 2008 Antinori £1,788.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2007 Antinori £1,800.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2006 Antinori £2,100.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2005 Antinori £2,458.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2004 Antinori £1,900.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2003 Antinori £1,692.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2002 Antinori £1,292.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2001 Antinori £2,100.00 12x75cl
Solaia 2000 Antinori £2,548.00 12x75cl
Solaia 1999 Antinori £2,176.00 12x75cl
Solaia 1998 Antinori £2,176.00 12x75cl
Solaia 1997 Antinori £2,688.00 12x75cl