Solaia is one of the most famous wines from the Italian wine company: Marchesi Antinori. The Antinori family have been producing wine for over six centuries, creating some of the finest wines in the world. Amongst their portfolio is the Tignanello estate, who host a twenty-hectare vineyard that produces their iconic Solaia wine. As part of this winery, Solaia is considered a “Super Tuscan”, therefore joining the ranks of some of the best wines being made today.
Situated in the heart of Chianti Classico, Solaia’s terroir consists of marine marlstone that is rich in both limestone and schist, in a micro-climate that benefits from hot days and cool nights. Its first vintage was created in 1978 with an initial blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc, however the estate famously cultivates Italy’s indigenous Sangiovese grape which has since made its way into the wine.