Solaia 2018 has an intense ruby red color.
Its nose offers intense notes of dark, ripe fruit in particular blueberries and black currants that merge seamlessly with pleasant sensations of dried flowers and lavender, accompanied by delicate spicy notes of white pepper and balsamic notes of mint and eucalyptus.
Sweet, well-integrated aromas of white chocolate, cotton candy and dried fruit complete its rich bouquet.
On the palate, Solaia 2018 is mouth filling and creamy: soft, silky tannins impart an extremely elegant, lengthy and lingering finish, with a pleasing aftertaste reminiscent of licorice. Floral and spicy notes originally perceived on the nose accent the finish.
The utmost care and attention were given both in the vineyards during harvesting operations and in the cellar.
Grapes were destemmed, meticulously selected on sorting tables, delicately crushed then transferred by gravity flow into vats.
It was imperative that only the finest berries reached the 60 Hl truncated cone shaped fermentation tanks.
During fermentation and maceration on the skins, it was essential to maintain the right balance between fruit and quality of the tannins to best express the sweetness, fragrance, identity, and character of Solaia.
Once the wine and skins were separated, malolactic fermentation took place in barriques that enhanced the complexity and pleasantness of the wine.
Aging took place in new French oak barrels for approximately 18 months.
The various lots were aged separately then blended and reintroduced into barrels to complete the aging process.
Grapes: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc