• Domaine: Solaia
• Appellation (AOC): Toscana IGT
• Classification: Tuscany, Italy
Solaia is one of the original and top-rated "Super Tuscan", a term used to describe red wines from Tuscany that may include the use of non-indigenous grapes such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah.
The Antinori family has been making wine for over six hundred years. The qualities of tradition, passion and instinct have made Antinori one of the leading Italian producers of fine wines.
Solaia is a vineyard of about 10 hectares in size, with a south-west exposure, located in the Tignanello Estate at an altitude of between 350 and 400 meters above sea level. It is situated on rocky calcareous soil which contains limestone rocks.
Marchesi Antinori’s first vintage of this wine was 1978. Solaia is heralded as a defining wine to Italy, the ultimate “Super Toscan” alongside Sassicaia or Ornellaia.
"Like Tignanello, the 2016 Solaia is a wine of extraordinary nuance and finesse. Super-ripe blackberry, plum jam, espresso, menthol, licorice and sweet spice build as the sublime 2016 shows off its personality and breeding. The 2016 somehow manages to be incredibly deep and also light on its feet. Sweet floral and spice notes add the closing shades of nuance to an exotic, beguilingly beautiful Solaia endowed with an eternal finish and mind-blowing beauty. The 2016 is an epic Solaia. That's all there is to it." - Antonio Galloni, vinous.com Ratings: 99, Drink: 2022-2046
Effective October 18, 2019, the US Trade Representative's Office imposed a new 25% value-added tax (i.e., import tariffs) on a wide range of European products (including French wine, Italian cheese and single malt Scotch whisky) to penalize EU subsidies for Airbus. EU has made counter-claims agains the US subsidies for Boeing. A ruling by WTO on EU's counter-claims is expected in the spring of 2020.
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