Solaia is a 50 acre (20 hectare)vineyard with a south western exposure located at an altitude between 1150 and 1325 feet (350-400 meters) above sea level and with astony soil of “alberese” (hard limestone)and “galestro” (flaky calcareous clay) rock. The vineyard is located at the Tignanello estate. The Antinori family produced this wine for the first time in the year 1978,and the initial blend was 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc, a formula repeated in 1979 as well. In the following years, 20% of Sangiovese was introduced and certain adjustments were also made in the rapport between Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc until the current blend was settled upon. Solaia is produced only in exceptional vintage, and was not produced in 1980, 1981, 1983, 1984,and 1992.
On the nose the wine is characterized by notes of currant and cherries complemented by contained woody notes. To the
palate is soft, well balanced, with notable persistence; makes itself suitable for consumption since
immediately, but at the same time it has great aging potential.