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Date Printed: 9/21/2014
Santi Valpolicella Solane 2010
Santi Valpolicella Solane 2010
(search item no. 117083)

PRICE ON 9/21/2014: $15.99

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:

Santi Valpolicella Classico Superiore is a "ripasso" method Valpolicella; meaning that following primary fermentation the wine sees a second fermentation with the addition of Amarone grapes and skins, creating a richer, more complex and more exciting final wine.

An intense bouquet of cloves, vanilla, cherry jam and almonds. In the mouth, the wine is 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.