What is so special about Super Tuscan Solaia Antinori?
What makes the brilliant Solaia wine so unique, and which bottles should you buy? The Antinori Solaia wine hails from the sun-soaked hillsides of the Chianti Classico region of Italy. Its character reflects the opulence and intensity of the sunny terroir — traits that have earned Solaia a loyal following worldwide.
What kind of wine is Antinori?
A traditional white wine produced in 1931 by Marchese Niccolò Antinori. Villa Antinori Bianco IGT Toscana is a fine expression of the Tuscan territory by blending traditional white grapes with other varieties. The bouquet is fresh and elegant but with a marked character.
What does Solaia mean?
Solaia (pronounced so- lī- ya), is of Italian origin and means a place where the energy of the sun radiates. The provenance of the name comes from a hill in Tuscany, ideally-angled to capture the sun’s energy throughout the day.
Where is Solaia made?
The vineyard is located at the Tignanello estate. The Antinori family produced this wine for the first time in the year 1978, and the initial blend was 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc, a formula repeated in 1979 as well.
Who makes Solaia?
In addition to Tignanello, Antinori produces an explosively rich and concentrated wine called Solaia, a blend of 75 % Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc.
Is Tignanello a Super Tuscan?
Apart from Sassicaia, Tignanello is considered one of the first of the modern Super Tuscan wines. It originated from Antinori’s Chianti Classico-region vineyard in 1971 from a proprietary blend of Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.
What are Super Tuscan wines?
“Super Tuscan” is a term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include non-indigenous grapes, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah. The creation of super Tuscan wines resulted from the frustration winemakers had towards a slow bureaucracy in changing Italy’s wine law during the 1970s.
What is a Super Tuscan blend?
A Super Tuscan is generally a red wine from Tuscany that does not restrain itself to indigenous Italian varieties but embraces international grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to create complex premium single-varietal or blended wines.