Moncharm | Solaia 2001
An outstanding effort by Antinori Solaia, the 2001 label lives up to the name Solaia, which means 'sunny one' in Italian. In Moncharm's opinion this is unquestionably the best wine by the producer so far. A true central Tuscan Cabernet, it has an elegant ruby colour matched with an exquisite bouquet. The notes of Blackcurrant, tobacco, graphite and tar adds delightful warmth and explosion to the bouquet and palate. The palate is wonderfully balanced with remarkable concentration and density. The mild and persistent finish resembles the great Bordeaux vintages. The wine is good to have for at least the next two decades.
This winemaking giant has just celebrated its 625th anniversary in 2010. The Antinori family is one of the oldest and noted wine producers of Florence. The current proprietor of the estate, Piero Antinor upheld the tradition of creating delightful wines that can enhance the dining experience. The family is driven by their fidelity towards tradition, dedication for producing the best wines and innovative spirit.
Tuscany is the most revered wine regions in Italy. It is home to the following shining stars in the world of vintage, the cities of Florence and Siena, Chianti and Brunello di Montalcino Districts and the great Sassicaia, Ornellaia and Tignanello wineries. Tuscany is also distinct due to the indigenous grape variety Sangiovese, which is very apparent in the vintages of this region.