Wine "Solaia", Toscana IGT, 1988
Extremely intense ruby red color
Solaia 2004 - wine with good acidity stable, which ensures long-lasting and bright flavor. Vintage wine will give softness and velvety structure that fully reveal significant polyphenolic substances.
Wine combines complex aroma of fruit, a hint without excessive oak. After a short aeration, the wine gradually reveals delicate hints of mint and licorice.
The wine goes well with meat dishes and cheeses.
Solayya Tuscany - one of the top wines of Antinori, first released in 1978 and belonging to the so-called elite "supertoskantsam" - wines from Bordeaux grape varieties grown in sunny Tuscany. Solaia means "sun," "warmed by the sun." The name of the drink was named after the eponymous vineyard, which is located near the town of Mercatale Val di Pesa. This wine was produced during the Italian Renaissance wine (1970-1980 years), together with oenologist Giacomo Takis.
Additional reitingi and awards:
- 5 bunches AIS - Association of Italian Sommeliers. One of the best wines of Italy.
- Solayya 1997 was recognized as the best in the world magazine Wine Spectator.
Characteristics of the vintage 2004:
The climate in 2004 was remembered by heavy rains and cold temperatures. All this gave rise to delay harvesting for 2 weeks. Also been changed several production technology. Given the characteristics of the crop, it turned out very difficult to uncover all shades of phenolic and aromatic berries. Maceration was carried out with frequent remontazhem to get deep, fruity wine. Three varieties of grapes was macerated at different times: three weeks for Cabernet Sauvignon, two weeks for the Cabernet Franc and within four weeks for the Sangiovese. Fermentation temperature increased a few degrees per day, ranging from 22 ° C and reached 30 ° C. The wine was handled in new French oak barrels, where the end of the year took place malolactic fermentation. After assemblage, the wine is aged in oak year, and then another year in the bottle. Ageing potential wine Solayya 2004 is 15-20 years.
Its history dates back to the company Antinori in 1385 and today it operates a representative of the 26th generation of the family - the Marquis Piero Antinori. Largely thanks to his talent and winemaker relentless pursuit of excellence, Italian wines are among the best examples of world winemaking, and the name Antinori became a symbol of innovation and quality. Today, the company owns several Antinori wine houses in various regions of Italy, as well as vineyards in Chile, California and Hungary. The company tries to keep the originality of wines specific to each area, and their main characteristics are quality and Italian elegance. Many wine Antinori through an innovative approach and a virtuoso tea blends literally revolutionized the wine on the market, and not inferior in its properties to the best examples of Bordeaux, although it compares favorably to the past for its value. The world-renowned wine expert Robert Parker said: "Antinori, no doubt, the greatest name in Italian winemaking. During the Antinori wine tasting takes place the main thing - instilled understanding of quality wines."