Solaia 2017 - Antinori
From the sunniest part of the Tignanello hill. From the best grapes of the best vineyard. The rest is passion, care, attention and research. Thus was born Solaia, produced with the most selected Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese grapes from the vineyard of the same name.
Solaia 2017 has an intense and deep ruby red color. The nose is striking for the intense notes of ripe dark fruit, with sensations of blackberry and black currant that alternate with balsamic hints of fresh mint and myrtle; the bouquet is completed by refined spicy aromas of white pepper and toasted cinnamon and cocoa powder. On the palate it is rich and enveloping; the soft, velvety and vibrant tannins give length to the finish and persistence in the aftertaste, where the toasted notes perceived on the nose return. 2017 will be remembered as an unusual vintage in its course. Winter, characterized only in the month of January by a generally cold climate, continued with mild temperatures, favoring the early budding of the vine. The sudden drop in temperatures at the end of April generated a slight drop in production. From May until the end of August, the Chianti Classico area was affected by a generally hot and dry climate, with daily temperatures often above 30 ° C. The rainfall in September partially rebalanced the summer stress, allowing the grapes to ripen well. The harvest took place from 20 September to 6 October.