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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Santi Valpolicella Solane 2005
Santi Valpolicella Solane 2005
(search item no. 94243)

PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $12.49

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
2003 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Ripe grapes are picked at the beginning of October in "in rosso" with 8 to 10 days skins maceration, natural decanting and racking. They are kept in stainless steel until February. The "ripasso" (the must ferments on the Amarone skins) takes place in order to enrich the structure, the aromatic intensity and the softness. It is aged for 12 months in Slavonian oak, and a short period in new Allier barriques. It is bottled and kept in the cellars for 6 months before release.

Tasting Notes: Ruby red, intense bouquet, cloves, vanilla cherry jam and almonds. Dry taste, full, warm and harmonious with an elegant finish.

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About Santi:

Santi traces its origins to 1843, when Carlo Santi established a wine cellar in Illasi, near Verona and Lake Garda. The original winery, very attractively renovated, still houses the winemaking facilities and aging cellar and stands on the plain below Castello d'Illasi, a ruined medieval fortress. Santi specializes in Veneto and Trentino wines. In addition to experimenting with the benefits of aging in new French oak barrels (barriques) for wines such as their single vineyard Trentino Chardonnay I Piovi, Santi emphasizes new techniques to improve the quality of their wines.