2011 Solaia Marchesi Antinori (Case - 6/75cl)
Solaia is, approximately, a 50 acre (20 hectare) vineyard with a southwestern exposure situated at 1150-1325 feet (350-400 meters) above sea level on soils of limestone rocks rock and flakylcareous clays; the vineyard is part of the Antinori’s Tiganello estate. The Marchesi Antinori firm produced the wine for the first time in the year 1978, utilizing a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc, a proportion which was then repeated in the 1979 vintage. In the following vintages the blend was modified to include 20% of Sangiovese and the ratio of Cabernet Franc to Cabernet Sauvignon was also adjusted, eventually reaching the current figure. Solaia is produced only in exceptional vintages and was not produced at all in 1980,1981,1983,1984,and 1992.
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