Wine "Solaia", Toscana IGT, 1997
Dark ruby color.
Perfectly Solayya 1997 thanks to silky tannins has a smooth, mellow flavor, which on the background notes of blackberry jam, spices and reveal tones and light nuances of field herbs, minerals and French oak.
Thick aroma entices notes of blackberry, black currant and spice, which adds a touch of mineral shades.
Rich taste of Tuscany Solayya best suited to red meat (steak, baked lamb, roast with mushrooms), big game and bird (stuffed quail, fowl with berry sauce). As appetizers ideal sharp, blue cheeses and pates.
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."
Solayya Toscana IGT - one of the top wines of Antinori, referring to the so-called elite "supertoskantsam" - wines from Bordeaux grape varieties grown in sunny Tuscany. Vintage 1997 Solayya Tuscany is one of the greatest in the last 20 years, along with the vintages 1987, 1997, 2001 and 2005, received the highest ratings from the most famous critics in the world of wine. Due to favorable climatic conditions in 1997 and Cabernet Sangiovese vines gave much less grapes, but the quality of it was excellent, gentle technology has enabled the production of wine from the grapes to extract maximum color, natural flavors and tannins. Particularly noteworthy is the fact that all the processes carried out vinification in oak, and the shutter speed was carried out in two stages: first, the wine for 14 months matured in French oak barrels and then another 12 months to develop already in the bottle.
Due to these subtleties extraordinary production Solayya Tuscany 1997 has excellent balance, surprisingly rich palette of taste and flavor, as well as the ability for a long time to develop in the bottle, which can be the envy of the best red wines of Bordeaux. At the peak of ripeness wine will be between 2009 and 2020, and its highest quality is the fact that in 2000 the prestigious publication Wine Spectator honored Solayya Tuscany in 1997 the title of "Best Wine of the Year".