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Antinori, Solaia Toscana 2007

£310.00

  • Type:

    Red

  • Grape:

    Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Country:

    Italy

  • Grape Blend:

    75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese, 5% Cabernet Franc

  • Region:

    Tuscany

  • Vegan:

    No

  • Organic:

    No

  • ABV:

    14.5%

  • Bottle Size:

    75cl

Description

Ferrous and earthy with developed black-cherry fruit. Soy, chocolate, hot spice and surprisingly taut tannins leaving a chalk-dust texture. Richard Hemming MW Jancis Robinson.com (17.5)

Soft contours, silky tannins and textural volume are the hallmarks of the 2007 Solaia. A riper, denser version of the 2004 with the richness of the 1997, the 2007 will please readers with a long drinking window of pure pleasure. The style is intense and bold. Readers who prefer more subtlety will find that in other vintages, as the 2007 is a voluptuous, racy, turn-on with tons of immediacy but less in the way of detail or nuance. Drink through 2037 Antonio Galloni Vinous (97)

  • Production Notes
  • Producer
  • Delivery Information

Solaia is a 50 acre (20 hectare) vineyard with a southwestern exposure located at an altitude between 1150 and 1325 feet (350-400 meters) above sea level and with a stony soil of “alberese” (hard limestone) and “galestro” (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, and the initial blend was 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc, a formula repeated in 1979 as well. In the following years, 20% of Sangiovese was introduced and certain adjustments were also made in the rapport between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc until the current blend was settled upon. Solaia is produced only in exceptional vintage, and was not produced in 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984, and 1992.

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.

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