Wine "Solaia", Toscana IGT, 2012
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Reviews of purchase "Solaia", Toscana IGT, 2012
The color of wine - intense ruby red.
The wine has a rich, rich, enveloping flavor with bright acidity and complex structure. Expressive red fruit and flexible tannins create a gorgeous palette of taste, in developing long-term and sustainable aftertaste.
The wine shows a deep and intense aroma with notes of ripe fruit, berries and spices on a background of rich floral nuances.
Wine is well reveal your taste, if you combine it with red meat dishes, baked lamb, roast beef. Goes well with poultry, cheeses and 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.
Winter 2011 was cold and snowy, but it was replaced early mild spring. The first warm days of April and favorable conditions of May and June were characterized by low rainfall and moderate temperature characteristics. Afterwards, warm and even hot August and September until harvest berries helped purchase juiciness, flavor and the necessary maturity. The harvest began on 27 September and continued throughout the first decade of October. Vinification included fermentation on the skins in oak vats conical shape. Each variety was held maceration, fermentation and malolactic fermentation separately. Withstands wine from different grape varieties in separate French oak barrels for 14 months. Immediately prior to bottling all sorts assemble to eventually get great wine with 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."