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Date Printed: 11/21/2014
Santi Valpolicella Solane 2008
Santi Valpolicella Solane 2008
(search item no. 109108)
The Wine Advocate rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 11/21/2014: $15.29

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

Winemaker's Notes:

Santi Solane, a blend of 70% Corvina and 30% Rondinella, is a high-quality, more intensely flavored and thicker textured Valpolicella, which has earned the Classico Superiore denomination. Part of the wine re-ferments on partially dried whole grapes enriching it with elegant, fruity aromas and exceptionally velvety tannins. The remaining part is made using the Ripasso method whereby it waits until the production of Amarone and then is added to Amarone pomace and left to rest for a few weeks while the wine picks up extra color, flavor and character. After blending, to harmonize these contrasting components, the wine matures for a few months in barriques and then in large casks. With inviting, fresh red berry, anise, herb and spice aromas, the wine has full, warm black cherry, and raisin and plum flavors on the palate, with linear acidity and soft tannins.
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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.