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2013 Cafaggio Basilica Del Solatio Chianti Classico RiservaSangiovese from Italy

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"Basilica Solatìo was previously produced from 1981 to 1995, and is back on the scene with its 2010 vintage, aiming to become the emblem of Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico Rise...

  • 93+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 93 Wine Enthusiast
  • 93 Wine Spectator
  • 93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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93+

"The 2013 Chianti Classico Riserva Basilica Solatìo is a pure expression of Sangiovese, a grape that performed very nicely in this classic vintage. Indeed, this wine has an upper leg over its cousin (the Chianti Classico Riserva Basilica San Martino) that has other grapes blended in supporting roles. This is a sophisticated and pristine red wine with bright primary fruit and savory notes of spice and cured tobacco at the rear."

93 Wine Enthusiast

"Alluring aromas of wild berry, fragrant purple flower, new leather, dark culinary spice and chopped herb emerge on this classically crafted red. The vibrant, youthfully austere palate offers ripe red cherry, cranberry, tobacco and clove framed in bright acidity and firm, refined tannins. Drink 2019–2028. -KO"

93 Wine Spectator

"The elegant frame and fluid texture showcase flavors of cherry, currant, leather, mineral and tobacco. Vibrant and balanced, with a long, chalky finish. Drink now through 2028. 2,000 cases made, 1,500 cases imported. — BS"

93 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

"A silky and juicy Chianti Classico with berry and cherry character and hints of tiles and cedar. Full and flavorful finish. Structured yet so drinkable. Drink now or hold."

Product Description:

"Basilica Solatìo was previously produced from 1981 to 1995, and is back on the scene with its 2010 vintage, aiming to become the emblem of Villa Cafaggio Chianti Classico Riserva. This wine is obtained from the finest grapes in the Solatìo vineyard, in which the Sangiovese variety was planted in the early nineties, and which covers 2,2 hectares in one of the most sun-exposed sites of the entire ‘Conca d’Oro’." - Winery

Product Detail

Item # 118284
Country Italy
Region Tuscany
Sub-Region Toscana IGT
Ratings

93+ - Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

93 - Wine Enthusiast

93 - Wine Spectator

93 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2013
Color Red
ABV 14.0%
Varietal(s) Sangiovese
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste red fruit, strawberry and raspberry
Nose asparagus, green pepper and red fruit