With an intense ruby red color, Solaia 2016 is distinguished on the nose by its intensity and aromatic richness, by the notes of ripe black fruit, namely blackberries and blueberries, fused with balsamic sensations of aromatic herbs and mint; sweet notes of chocolate and cotton candy alternate with spicy hints of white pepper, adding freshness and complexity to the bouquet.
In the mouth it is rich and enveloping, with soft and silky tannins capable of conveying elegance, character and an exceptional expression of fruit.
The vibrant, long and very persistent finish indicates great aging potential over time.
An exceptional vintage in terms of quality, characterized, compared to 2015, by a slightly cool climate and moderate rainfall during the growing season.
A year in which the balance of soil and place was reflected in the wine.
A harmonious expression of a Solaia with many facets.
A slightly more shy, introverted wine, in some ways even more fascinating than the year before, able to tell its story both now and in the years to come.
Wine Advocate 100/100
James Suckling 100/100
Robert Parker 100/100
Grapes: Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc