Country: Italy Region: Tuscany Vintage: 2019
Category: White Wine
The 2019 growing season began with a mild autumn and winter,
with the cold weather arriving in January and February. There
were good levels of rainfall in spring, but sharp drops in
temperature lasted the end of May, which placed a strain on
vegetative growth. Flowering, fruit set and veraison were good
and well-balanced overall, aided by light rainfall that arrived just
as the vine was beginning to show signs of water shortage. August
was characterised by cool nights, good daytime breezes and
some light showers. By harvest time, the temperatures had risen,
but only for a few days. September was marked by dry, breezy,
mild days. Although challenging, 2019 has been tipped as one of
the best vintages for Poggio al Tesoro in the last 15 years.
Decanter World Wine Awards 2020, Silver
Poggio al Tesoro is a 70 hectare property in Bolgheri acquired in
2002 by the Allegrini family. The first vineyard they bought, Le
Sondraie, is next door to Ornellaia and was previously rented by
them. It is 50 hectares in size and is planted with Merlot, Cabernet
Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and a small amount of Vermentino.
The grapes for Solosole are grown on seven hectares of the 'Le
Sondraia' vineyard, at an altitude of 25 metres above sea level.
The west-facing vineyard has deep soils made up of sand, gravel
and clay. The vines are trained in Guyot style and are planted at
7,936 vines per hectare.
The grapes were hand harvested and sorted on arrival at the
winery. The whole grapes were then gently pressed and
fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks at
approximately 16° C for 20 days. No malolactic fermentation took
place and the wine remained in tank on fine lees before bottling.
Bright straw yellow in colour, this Vermentino opens on the nose
with aromas reminiscent of white flowers and yellow plums. This
medium-bodied wine has a succulent palate with refreshing
acidity and delicate apricot notes on the finish