Wine "Solaia", Toscana IGT, 2009
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Reviews of purchase "Solaia", Toscana IGT, 2009
Wine of deep ruby red color.
The taste of wine is smooth, surprisingly elegant, tight, with good structure and soft velvety tannins, notes of ripe grapes and dark fruit, hints of cedar, coffee, chocolate, mint and licorice. The finish is attractive, long, warm.
Fabulous, exciting aroma of the wine is filled with notes of fresh cut flowers, berries (raspberries, currants, blackberries), spices, mint, milk chocolate and licorice.
Wine is best suited to red meat (steaks, roast lamb, roast with mushrooms), big game and bird - stuffed partridges, fowl with berry sauce. The wine will be perfectly in harmony with such appetizers as sharp and blue cheeses, pates.
"Solayya" - one of the most famous wines from the Antinori companies belonging to the so-called elite "supertoskantsam" - wines from Bordeaux grape varieties grown in sunny Tuscany. Solayya - the name of the vineyard, located in the south-western part of the region, at an altitude of 350-400 meters above sea level on a rocky, limestone cliff in the Tenuta Tignanello. Antinori produced this wine for the first time in 1978, originally it consisted of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc. Since 1980, the composition of the wine was introduced 20% Sangiovese, as well as any adjustments in the relationship between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
The 2009 season began with a cold and wet, rainy winters guarantee the useful water reserves in the ground. Spring was soft and warm. Budding on the vines held regularly within the mid-seasonal norms. Rainy June and beginning of July accelerated the development of the vine. Flowering and budding were also regular, rain affected only by the size of the berries and clusters, but not on their quality. After a hot and dry August has come in terms of favorable weather conditions fall. Up until the end of October was warm weather with such important for the maturation of the grapes fluctuations between warm daytime and cool night temperatures. And Sangiovese and Cabernet held on the vines necessary for the acquisition of full ripeness and refinement long period. Collect passed mainly during the first twenty days of October. The quality of the harvest was very high, the harvest showed an exceptional level, first of all - in terms of maturity and balance. Winery berries were desteblirovany carefully sorted and passed the soft pressing. Fermentation and maceration all three varieties were carried out on the skin, in conical oak fermenters. After separate fermentation, the grapes were separated from the skin and passed malolactic fermentation in small oak barrels. Extract each class separately held in barrels of Hungarian and French oak for 18 months. Assembling was carried out just before bottling. Due to these subtleties of production, "Solayya" has excellent balance, rich taste and aroma, as well as the ability for a long time to develop in the bottle.
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."