"Solaia" Marchesi Antinori IGT
Solaia is a 10 ha south-west facing Tuscan vineyard located at an altitude of 350 to 400 metres in the province of Tignanello.
Like Tignanello, Solaia is the work of Piero Antinori, whose family lies at the heart of Tuscany's international reputation notably due to Sassicaia and Ornellaia. Unlike Tignanello, Solaia comprises more Cabernet than it does Sangiovese. But this Tuscan Cabernet stands out from its Bordeaux counterpart, as the 1997 vintage was voted the best wine in the world by the Wine Spectator.
The wine is only produced in exceptional years and is processed with the utmost care. It spends the last stages of the fermentation process in barrels of French oak and is blended and aged for a year. Boasting an intense ruby colour, it features a delicate, expressive and menthol nose. Its structure features fruit and delicate tannins, producing a wonderful acidity that hints at excellent ageing.
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Contenu . 0,75 L
Cépages . 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet franc IGT
Millesime . 2011