Solaia the iconic and world-famous red wine from the Tenuta Tignanello, a top winery under the House of Antinori. This prestigious mature wine is potent and complex and will continue to develop and improve. The taste is supported by an evident tannic texture and a soft and very persistent taste. The aromas of blackberry and cherry make up an intense aftertaste. A wine for special occasions.
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|Wine style||Dry red wine|
|Grapes||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Sangiovese|
|Maturation||Aging in new French oak barrels for approximately 18 months followed by 12 months in the bottles.|
|Bouquet||Intense notes of dark, ripe fruit with scents of blackberries, black currants with balsamic hints of fresh mint and myrtle. Its bouquet is completed by refined spicy aromas of white pepper, toasted cinnamon and cocoa powder.|
|Taste||Rich and mouth-filling; soft, velvety, vibrant tannins and a lengthy finish and persistent aftertaste.|
|Pairs with||Enjoy with red meat, game, tasty roasts or seasoned cheeses. Serve at 18-20 C.|
The Antinori family has been committed to the art of winemaking for over six centuries since 1385 when Giovanni di Piero Antinori became a member, of the “Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri”, the Florentine Winemakers’ Guild. All throughout its history, twenty-six generations long, the Antinori family has managed the business directly making innovative and sometimes bold decisions while upholding the utmost respect for traditions and the environment.
Solaia is a 20 hectare vineyard with a southwestern exposure located at an altitude between 350-400 meters above sea level and with a stony soil of hard limestone and flaky calcareous clay rock. The vineyard is located at the Tignanello estate. The Antinori family produced this wine for the first time in the year 1978. In the following years certain adjustments were made in the rapport between Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese grapes until the current blend was settled upon. Solaia is produced only in exceptional vintages.
Longevity 20+ years.