Solaia  - IGT Toscana - Antinori  (per kist van 6 flessen)

Solaia - IGT Toscana - Antinori (per kist van 6 flessen) - rood

Soort rood
Land Italië
Streek Toscane
Alcohol Percentage [nog niet in database]
Inhoud 0.75
Jaar 2004
€ 1.300,00
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The blend balances the distinctive black-cherry and wild-berry flavors of Sangiovese against the structure and power of Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc also occasionally appears in the blend, adding depth and spicy elegance. Acid and tannins are seldom lacking in these wines and, with appropriate barrel maturation, they can age well for many years. Indicative blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Sangiovese 20%, Cabernet Franc 5%.

Korte beschrijving

Cabernet – Sangiovese blended wines are one of the success stories of 20th-Century Italian winemaking. In the 1960s and 1970s, enterprising producers from Tuscany began to experiment with the Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (as well as Merlot), blending it with the region's staple Sangiovese variety. Nowadays, the blend represents modern Italian winemaking, making up some of Italy's most famous wines.

Uitgebreide informatie

Sangiovese is one of Italy's most famous (and widely planted) varieties, used in the revered Brunello di Montalcino wines as well as in the popular wines of Chianti. Cabernet Sauvignon, a native of France's Bordeauxregion, arrived in northern Italy sometime in the early 19th Century, during the time of the Napoleonic Wars, with initial plantings located near the French border in Piedmont and Friuli-Venezia Giulia. A few decades later, when phylloxera ravaged many of Italy's vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon was often used to replace lost native vines.

Cabernet – Sangiovese wines are produced extensively as IGTs in Tuscany, and are known under the famous (if unofficial) title of Super Tuscan. This particular blend (often with the inclusion of Merlot) changed the face of Italy's appellation system: as the Bordeaux varieties were not permitted in any of Tuscany's DOC and DOCG level wines, they were labeled as Vino da Tavola, or table wine. This situation led to the development of the IGT system (which is closely aligned to France's IGP category). In 1994, the Bolgheri DOC was established, giving Cabernet – Sangiovese wines their first DOC. The blend has its roots in Italy, but has proven so popular that it has spread across the world, particularly into the vineyards of Australia and the US. The blend is used most prominently in California, but Cabernet – Sangiovese wines are also made further afield in Texas, Arizona and Washington.


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