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Great Wines of the World

  • Types of vine :

    75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Sangiovese and 5% Cabernet Franc

Solaia is a 50 acre (20 hectare), southwest-exposed vineyard of the Tignanello estate situated between 1150
and 1320 feet (350-400 meters) above sea level on stony soils consisting of calcareous clays and limestone
rock. The Marchesi Antinori produced this wine for the first time in the 1978 vintage with a blend consisting of 80% Cbernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc, repeating the initial production in 1979. In the following vintages 20% of Sangiovese became part of the blend and certain corrections in the ratio of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc were made as well until the current composition of the blend was defined and became definitive.

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