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Producer: Marchesi Antinori
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years since Giovanni di Piero Antinori became part of the Arte Fiorentina dei Vinattieri in 1385. Throughout its long history, spanning 26 generations, the family has always personally managed the business making innovative, sometimes courageous choices, always with unwavering respect for tradition and the land. Today Marchese Piero Antinori is director of the company, assisted by his three daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, who are personally involved in the business. The qualities of tradition, passion, and instinct have made Antinori one of the leading Italian producers of fine quality wines. Every vintage, every terroir, every idea is a new beginning, a new quest to raise our quality margins. As Marchese Piero loves to repeat: “ancient roots play an important role in our philosophy, but they have never held back our spirit of innovation”. As well as the family’s traditional heritage of estates in Tuscany and Umbria, investments have been made over time in other areas highly suited to quality wine production, in Italy and abroad, in a quest to promote new terroirs, rich in winegrowing potential.
Tasting Notes: Extremely intense ruby red color, and good complex fruit aromas without excessive hints of oak. With aeration after opening, the wine gradually releases delicate hints of mint and licorice. At the moment of release on the market, Solaia 2004 has a youthful palate with clear fruit and tannins. The well-sustained acidity makes the wine lingering and tangy on the palate. Bottle-ageing will confer the wine with softness and texture appropriate to its considerable polyphenolic substance.
Grape Variety: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 20% Sangiovese
Alcohol percentage: 13.5%