Solaia Antinori is the flagship of the winery Antinori, an award-winning wine, sought and recognized all over the world, which is produced only in the best vintages.
The vineyard is located at the Tignanello estate (in the Chianti Classico area). The Antinori family produced this wine for the first time in 1978.
VINIFICATION: Once in the cellars, the grapes are delicately destemmed and the berries, before pressing, were carefully selected on a sorting table; here attention to detail was at its maximum. Once the wine was run off its skins, it went through a complete malolactic fermentation in oak barrels to further add finesse and drinking pleasure. The barrels, all new, were coopered from French oak, and the aging period lasted 18 months.
CLASSIFICATION: Toscana IGT
GRAPES: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Sangiovese 20%, Cabernet Franc 5%
COLOUR & BOUQUET: intense ruby red in color, the wine offers aromas rich in their concentration of red and black fruit (cherries and black cherries, raspberries, cassis, blueberries, and wild berry fruit) which, together with notes of vanilla, black pepper and liquorice, compose a bouquet which is decisively ample and complex.
TASTE: elegant and balanced, fresh in its flavors and with much personality, solid and silky in its texture and tannins. The finish, characterized by notes of fruit and spices, is of great finesse and persistence.
FOOD PAIRINGS: aged cheese, game, roasted and grilled meat
ALCOHOL: 14% vol.
Wine Advocate: 95/100
James Suckling: 95/100
Credits: Antinori Winery