The soul of the winery from Eric Albada Jelgersma, also owner of Chateau Giscours and Chateau du Tertre in Margaux, France.
An original blend made from our seven different red varietals which express our identity, our terroir
This is a gorgeous blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Sangiovese, Petit Verdot and Alicante.
A very intense ruby red in color, the wine offers aromas rich in their concentration of red and black fruit (cherries and black cherries, raspberries, cassis, blueberries, and wild berry fruit) which, together with notes of vanilla, black pepper, and liquorice, compose a bouquet which is decisively ample and complex.
The palate is exceptionally elegant and balanced, fresh in its flavors and with much personality, solid and silky in its texture and tannins.
The finish, characterized by notes of fruit and spices, is of great finesse and persistence.
The sunniest part of the Tignanello estate’s hillside is home to the Solaia vineyard. The very best grapes from the very best vineyard. All the rest is passion, the utmost care and research. These are the secrets of Solaia together with the finest Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Sangiovese grapes from its namesake vineyard.
Wine Advocate 100/100
James Suckling 100/100
Robert Parker 100/100
An intense ruby red in color, Solaia 2016 distinguishes itself on the nose by its intensity and its aromatic richness, the notes of ripe dark fruit, particularly blackberries and blueberries, fused with balsamic sensations of aromatic herbs and mint; sweet notes of chocolate and cotton candy alternate with spicy suggestions of white pepper, conferring freshness and complexity to the bouquet.
The palate is rich and enveloping with supple and silky tannins capable of transmitting elegance, character, and an exceptional expression of fruit.
The vibrant finish, long and very persistent, indicates an optimal aging potential over time.
Wine Advocate 100/100
Solaia 2017 offers an intense, deep ruby red color.
Its nose is impressive with intense notes of dark, ripe fruit with scents of blackberries, black currants with balsamic hints of fresh mint and myrtle.
Its bouquet is completed by refined spicy aromas of white pepper, toasted cinnamon and cocoa powder.
Its palate is rich and mouth-filling; soft, velvety, vibrant tannins impart a lengthy finish and persistent aftertaste where toasty notes reappear and accent the finish.
James Suckling : 97/100
"Masseto has pulled off back-to-back home runs. This is the first time that an Italian wine has earned 100 points in successive vintages. The 2016 Masseto is a thunderstorm of emotions, but it manages to keep them under perfect control.
100 Points Robert Parker
Masseto 2017 manages to encapsulate all the ripeness and concentration of a particularly sunny and dry vintage.
The colour is almost black, the nose reveals a rich and ripe expression of concentrated black fruit, with hints of spices and liquorice.
On the palate the wine manages to combine great intensity and ripeness of fruit with a remarkable sense of balance and freshness.
The tannins are densely knit, the texture velvety, the finish shows lingering fruitiness and a vibrant acidity giving a final touch of freshness.
Although it comes from one of the warmest vintages, 2017 can be considered a very typical Masseto in its unmistakable combination of richness and elegance.