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: The 2015 vintage will be remembered for the harvesting of perfectly ripe and healthy grapes thanks to a climate which was quite favorable during the entire cycle of the vine. Upon arriving in the cellar, the grape bunches were delicately destemmed and the berries, before pressing, were carefully selected. Once the wine was run off its skins, it was put through a complete malolactic fermentation, which took place in small oak barrels to further bring out freshness and flavor pleasure. The wine aged for 18 months in French oak barrels.
CLASSIFICATION: Toscana IGT
GRAPES: cabernet sauvignon 75%, sangiovese 20%, cabernet franc 5%
COLOUR & BOUQUET: intense ruby red color with purple highlights; the nose offers powerful notes of plum jam and such ripe black fruits as blackberries, blueberries, and cassis. The perfectly integrated sensations of chocolate and liquorice give way on the finish to hints of mint which confer great freshness to the bouquet.
TASTE: the wine is harmonious on the palate with an excellent and balanced structure; the suppleness and silkiness of the tannins give it solidity, elegance, and an extremely long finish
FOOD PAIRINGS: mushrooms based first courses, roast and grilled meat
ALCOHOL: 14,5% vol.
Wine Advocate: 100/100
James Suckling: 100/100
Credits: Antinori Winery