Antinori Solaia 2017Regular price $400.00
The sunniest part of the Tignanello's hillside is home to the Solaia vineyard. The very best grapes from the very best vineyard. All the rest is passion, the utmost care and research. These are the secrets of Solaia together with the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese grapes from its namesake vineyard.
The 2017 vintage will be remembered for its unusual weather conditions, marked by lower yields and relatively dry climate trends. In vintages as peculiar as this one, experience and a thorough understanding of the vineyard play an even more important role. If the 2016 vintage is timid and introverted, Solaia 2017 expresses right away its outgoing personality. Rich, intense and mouth-filling it preserves the elegance and balance that have always defined Solaia’s unique style.
Solaia 2017 is an intense, deep ruby red color. Its nose is impressive with intense notes of dark, ripe fruit with scents of blackberries, black currants with balsamic hints of fresh mint and myrtle. Its bouquet is completed by refined spicy aromas of white pepper, toasted cinnamon and cocoa powder. Its palate is rich and mouth-filling; soft, velvety, vibrant tannins impart a lengthy finish and persistent aftertaste where toasty notes reappear and accent the finish.